External File Sources

You can import or link files from external sources to M-Files. With a link between a folder on a network drive and an M-Files vault, you can modify files both in M-Files and on the network drive. If you want to make changes in M-Files only, you can import the files to the vault.

You can also use external repository connectors to import content to your vault. See Connectors. Make sure that you do not use both features to import the same content.

In M-Files Cloud, this feature is only supported for Azure file shares. In a shared M-Files Cloud environment, contact our customer support in M-Files Support Portal or your M-Files reseller if you want to connect your cloud vault to an Azure file share. They can also give you information on other options to link and import files.

Warning: A large number of connections to external sources with short synchronization intervals can cause performance issues.