PowerFolder Client 16 SP3

  • Release date: July 2021
  • Build Number: 16.3.100
  • Type: Server Pack Release


PowerFolder Client from v16.0.100 onwards are available only with 64-Bit OpenJDK that results in the unavailability of 32-Bit clients. For the users using 32-Bit clients, we will refer to use the v15 clients in the future.

There is no need to install any extra JAVA on pc as we provide our own JVM for our clients.

PowerFolder Generic Clients (for users using PowerFolder Cloud please add https://my.powerfolder.com as server address)

Upgrade Information

  • PowerFolder clients v15.X are also compatible with PowerFolder Server v11.X and v14.X
  • Upgrading any previous version is possible.
  • Clients are compatible with each other from any version.

Upgrading from Version 14.1 or earlier with 32-bit MSI Installer

Solution to upgrade 32-bit MSI installed Client Version 14.1.2 or earlier to avoid message “This program requires Java 6.0 to run” during and after installation:

Precondition: Windows 32-bit with installed (MSI) client 14.1.2 or earlier

  1. Execute msiexec /i PowerFolder_v15.4.100_Installer_x86.msi /quiet

  2. Execute again: msiexec /i PowerFolder_v15.4.100_Installer_x86.msi /quiet

  3. Start client

Expected result: Client starts without a warning, “This program requires Java 6.0 to run”.

Downgrade Information (optional)

  • Re-install the older client version. No more extra steps necessary. 


  • PFC-3322 - Log all file operations in the same format
  • PFC-3326 - Reload ECP URL on login
  • PFC-3324 - Fix update issue using exe installer
  • PFC-3136 - Renaming of folder during sync results in a new folder in file-system
  • PFC-3288 - On first start: Initial base path selection
  • PFC-3292 - Login: Improve choices of file access or sync, e.g. for VDI environment
  • PFC-3321 - Minimize button should always be visible
  • PFS-3839 - Fix "Possible renaming conflict detected" log entries
  • PFC-3327 - Increase default maximum memory usage limit of client from 1GB to 2GB