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What's new in GFI Archiver

Version 12.4

Released: June 12, 2018

GFI Archiver 12.4 includes search speed improvements of up to 2x from the previous version. This release also adds support for Microsoft SQL Server 2017 and improvements to stability and functionality of the product making it more reliable and easier to use.

Note: the next release of GFI Archiver will no longer support Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, and Microsoft Exchange 2007

Release notes


  • Search speed improvements to Quick Search
  • Search speed improvements to Simple Search
  • Search speed improvements to Advance Search
  • Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2017


  • Import Export Tool: pst import failed items with no reason offered
  • Sync Files are displayed/downloaded with size = 0 bytes
  • Error displayed on Configure IMAP window
  • ExportSQLRawData fails to export data from SQL Full
  • Context menu not available on archived items
  • Import Export Tool: import from Exchange inbox - Error: "Value of '1478' is not valid for 'Value'"
  • Specific item causes all items (even valid ones) to fail to be archived
  • Auto-import via Archive Assistant is not working
  • MailInsights Reports not getting scheduled and generated after 30 reports
  • Archiving operations do not work, when Archive Assistant is installed in %appdata% being redirected via GPO to a network share.
  • When attaching a store from the UI, Archived Data Location verification fails due to extra white spaces in path
  • Mailbox Restore - "Error Listing Users" when searching for users
  • Import Export Tool: hangs when exporting huge number of emails
  • GFI Archiver Import Export tool fails to respond properly
  • Item "Mailbox Folder Structure Retrieval" is not being sorted correctly in Auditing page
  • Error when trying to export emails in MSG format
  • Archive page panels do not expand/collapse/restore properly
  • Search results should take up all the allotted horizontal space (as in View mode)
  • Duplicate "Forward" option displayed in Actions list
  • UI Issue - Border for list of scheduled reports is static

IMPORTANT - Changes to System Requirements

Changes to installation requirements

  • 64-bit versions of supported operating systems is required

Support Added

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017

Upcoming End of Support

GFI Archiver version 12.4 is the last version that will support the following:

  • Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Exchange 2007

Review the GFI Archiver manual for complete system requirements.

Downloads and Upgrades:

For product downloads and information about upgrading GFI Archiver, visit the GFI Upgrade Center.

If you have additional queries about these changes, please do not hesitate to contact us or an authorized GFI Partner directly.

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Version 12.3

Released: January 23, 2018

The latest version of GFI Archiver version 12.3 is now available for download.

This new version of GFI Archiver brings updates to individual product components for improved compatibility and search performance. This release focused on requested fixes and improvements to GFI Archiver.

See the Release Notes below for a complete list of updates.

New/updated features and improvements:


License Key:
License keys for GFI Archiver 12.0 are still supported for GFI Archiver 12.3 and no key updates are required.

Version 12.2

Released: June 27, 2017

This new version of GFI Archiver is a maintenance release that includes several bug fixes and improvements. As well as addresses customer requested fixes. Our focus for this release was on stability improvements and product quality to ensure customer satisfaction.

See the Release Notes below for a complete list of updates.


License Key:
License keys for GFI Archiver are still supported and no key updates are required.

Version 12.1

Released: January 24, 2017

GFI Archiver 12.1 (build 20161215) is now available for download. Upgrading from previous GFI Archiver versions is supported and handled automatically.

New/updated features and improvements:

Issues Resolved:

NOTE: Microsoft Windows 2003 and Microsoft Exchange 2003 is not supported.

Version 12

Released: February 16, 2016

GFI Software™ maintains its commitment towards ensuring our solutions are compatible with the latest Microsoft® platforms as well as investing towards continuous improvement of its products and solutions. The release of the latest version of GFI Archiver 12 does this and more. 

This new updated version includes:

Version 2015 SR1

Released: February 24, 2015

GFI Archiver 2015 SR1 ships with the following updated features and improvements.


MailInsights Fixes:

Search Fixes:

Other Fixes:

Version 2015

Released: November 24, 2014

GFI Archiver enables companies to archive and manage their email, calendar and file history in one place and provides easy access to the data when they need it. GFI Archiver is an essential addition to any backup strategy because it keeps a readily available version of users’ email conversations as well as important files. 

The new version of GFI Archiver 2015 includes: