Installing the Software

M-Files can be installed as a single installation or distributed and installed on several computers at once. These instructions are for a single M-Files installation. For advanced installation options, refer to the document Installing M-Files Desktop, M-Files Server, and M-Files Admin with Advanced Options.

Tip: During the M-Files installation progress, it can be a good idea to see M-Files and Virus Scanning.

Read this information before you start the installation:

For a single M-Files installation:

  1. Quit all other applications running on your computer and double-click the M-Files setup file.
    Result:The welcome screen of the installation wizard appears.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Read and accept the end-user license agreement to be able to continue.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Select the software components to be installed.

    You can install M-Files for evaluation or do a normal installation.

    If you are not an M-Files system administrator in your organization, you can install M-Files Desktop only. In this case, M-Files Server has been installed for you, and your M-Files system administrator has M-Files Server Tools (M-Files Admin) installed. After the normal installation, you can connect to the vaults on your M-Files server with M-Files Desktop Settings.

    The evaluation installation includes all the software components and a sample vault, which you can start to use after the installation.

  6. Click Next.
  7. Specify the installation location and click Next.
  8. If you do not want to change anything, click Next to start the installation.
  9. Select whether to see the Guided Tour and click Finish.
The M-Files software has been installed. It is recommend to see the Getting Started with M-Files section next.