System Components

Your M-Files software includes the following components:

  • M-Files Setup: Use this to install M-Files.
  • M-Files Desktop: The most commonly used component that displays content in various views and is tightly integrated into Windows.
  • M-Files Desktop Settings: Use this component to connect your client computer to document vaults on M-Files Server, and to edit other local settings.
  • M-Files Server: This component manages the centralized saving and sharing of content.
  • M-Files Admin: A tool used by your company's information systems administrator for adjusting M-Files Server settings, managing the document vault, and modifying the vault structure.
  • Show Status: With this component, you can monitor file transfer status. This is useful if you are using M-Files over a slow connection and need to view the transfer progress.
  • M-Files Web: In addition to using the M-Files Desktop, you can access M-Files by using a web browser.
  • M-Files Mobile: To access M-Files with your mobile device, you can use the M-Files mobile apps for iOS and Android.
  • Automatic Updates: Automatically keep your M-Files software up to date.

M-Files also includes an ActiveX/COM API as well as the M-Files Web Service API that allows programmatic access to M-Files through a REST-like interface (refer to M-Files Web Service). The M-Files API and its documentation are included within the installation of the M-Files software.