Product Description

The Micro Focus Filr desktop application for Windows and Mac allows users to synchronize Micro Focus Filr files with their computers, and then modify the files without accessing the Filr site directly. Users can also create new files from their computers, which are then synchronized to Filr.

Installation files are included in the Filr appliance: and can be enabled for end-user downloading as documented in Desktop Access All Users and Groups Default Settings and Desktop Access Individual Users and Groups in the Filr Administrative UI Reference.

The installation files on this page: are provided for use in any of the following scenarios:

Key Features

    • Working with Filr Files Directly From Microsoft Office.
    • Preventing Users from Editing Uploaded Files of Blacklisted Type or Non-Whitelisted Type
    • Support for Advanced Authentication
    • Support for TLS 1.2

File Description

Micro Focus Filr provides three client interfaces: A web application, mobile applications, and a desktop application. The web application is available after your Filr system is installed and configured. The mobile applications can be downloaded from the appropriate app store.

This section describes the files that are included in the MicroFocusFilrAutoUpdate.161117.tgz file for the Filr desktop application for both Windows and Mac.

Filename Usage
MicroFocusFilrAutoUpdate.161117.tgz This is a compressed file that includes all files you need for distributing the Filr desktop application.

The included files are described below.

--Mac--
MicroFocusFilr-3.2.pkg This is the Filr desktop application for Mac.
--Windows--
MicroFocusFilr-x64-3.2.msi This is the Filr desktop application for Windows for 64-bit workstations. Use the MSI file only when you want to distribute the Filr desktop application via client management software such as Novell ZENworks. The MSI file does not include .NET Framework 4.5, which is required.
MicroFocusFilr-x86-3.2.msi This is the Filr desktop application for Windows for 32-bit workstations. Use the MSI file only when you want to distribute the Filr desktop application via client management software such as Novell ZENworks. The MSI file does not include .NET Framework 4.5, which is required.
MicroFocusFilrSetup-x64-3.2.exe This is the Filr desktop application for Windows for 64-bit workstations. This EXE file includes .NET Framework 4.5 and Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Package, which are required.
MicroFocusFilrSetup-x86-3.2.exe This is the Filr desktop application for Windows for 32-bit workstations. This EXE file includes .NET Framework 4.5 and Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Package, which are required.

System Requirements

For the most recent information about system requirements, see Desktop Application Requirements in the Filr Installation, Deployment, and Upgrade Guide.

Downloading and Installing Filr

To make the Filr desktop application available to users:

  1. Follow the on-screen prompts to download the files you need to a temporary directory on your management workstation.
  2. To configure the Filr desktop application to be deployed from your Filr system, see Desktop Access--All Users... and Desktop Access--Individual Users... in the Filr Administrative UI Reference.

    or

    If you are updating the software for the Filr desktop application on your Filr system, see "Updating the Filr Desktop Installation Files on the Filr Appliance" in the Filr Maintenance Best Practices Guide.

Known Issues

For the most current list of known issues for the Micro Focus Filr desktop application, see the Filr Desktop Application Release Notes.

Additional Information

The following links provide additional information about MicroFocus Filr: