PowerFolder Server 15 SP5

  • Release Date: September 2020
  • Build Number: 15.5.101
  • Type: Hotfix Release

All production builds are starting from X.Y.100* and development builds (not for productive use) are starting from X.Y.1 - 99

* (Where X=Major software version and Y=Service pack number)

New Features

  • Integrated file browser for file-links allows downloading individual elements from a file-link depending on permissions.
  • Improved landing page for upload-form and option to customize the email notifications.

Upgrade Information

  • Please read this complete Release Notes and instructions before upgrading.
  • Please follow the regular upgrade documentation for Windows or Linux
  • Upgrading any previous version higher or equal to version 11.8.
  • Cluster: Running different versions on the servers in the cluster is supported but limited to version >= 14.3.5
  • Check and change/add in PowerFolder.config:
    • storage.select.policy=most_free_space
    • file_link.upload_landing_page=true


Downgrade Information (optional)

  • In case a downgrade to a previous version is necessary:
    • For a downgrade you have to review our downgrade documentation.
    • Simply replace the PowerFolder-Server.jar file with that from the previous version you would like to run.
  • Log messages due to the higher schema version of database can be ignored:
    • [DatabaseMigrator]: Database layout version is newer than expected.


  • PFS-3674 - Several fixes in federated sharing logic
  • PFS-3676 - Possibility for org admin to edit own account
  • PFS-3680 - Fixed password protected up and download links

Download Links


  • PFS-3671 - Creating new account with username of existing account cause loosing of rights and folders 
  • PFS-3666 - Prevent JavaScript in HTML field of upload-form 
  • PFS-3665 - Avoid cleanup of temporary upload files before processing during high traffic usage
  • PFS-3571 - Several Improvements in Upload-Form (E-Mail) 
  • PFS-3650 - Support renaming top level folders via WebDAV. Moves data instead of copy/delete if possible 
  • PFS-3210 - Sync profile of folders is unable to reset after qouta been increased 
  • PFS-3621 - FileLinks: Support for File listings for directory(or folder) 
  • PFS-3640 - Accounts API - saveOrganizationsToAccount results in removal of existing org from user 
  • PFS-3639 - Avoid creating zombie accounts resulting from multi-invitations 
  • PFS-3656 - Cluster storage replication: Adjust sync profiles and archive settings correctly on all cluster nodes 
  • PFS-3635 - Unable to close the expiry file link dialogue 
  • PFS-3638 - Devices-API: Fehler 500 
  • PFS-3660 - Folder admin should have the possibility to leave the and delete the folders 
  • PFS-3641 - Migrate use of private JDK API to bouncycastle (SSLTools) 
  • PFS-3642 - Show spinner while preparing invitation 
  • PFS-3646 - Fix multi-invitations through plus- / add-button 
  • PFS-3582 - Enabling web PDF-Viewer for R/O .pdf files 
  • PFS-3662 - Fix Accounts API - encryptFolders 
  • PFS-3664 - Quota from LDAP in bytes fails due to overflow