Introduction

This section introduces common M-Files terminology, a getting started guide for new users as well as information about this user guide.

M-Files® intelligent information management software helps you easily store, organize, and access all kinds of documents and information. Our revolutionary approach organizes content based on what something is (and what it relates to) instead of where it is stored.

Instead of the traditional folder-based method you have instant access to all of your content with search or dynamic views. It is simple, dynamic, and flexible. From managing a wide variety of content to ensuring regulatory compliance, M-Files has you covered.

M-Files organizes content based on what something is (and what it relates to) instead of where it is stored.

You can deploy M-Files on-premise, in the cloud, or a hybrid of both. For more information, see system_overview.html.

Opening the user guide

You can open this user guide when M-Files is active by pressing the F1 key on your keyboard. When you open the user guide via F1, you can directly see a topic that is related to what you do at the moment in M-Files.

Video: Press F1 for Context Sensitive Help in M-Files

You can also open the user guide via the M-Files icon on the Windows notification area, as well as via help buttons in the M-Files user interface.

The user guide is also available as a PDF version. You can download it from the PDF icon in the upper right corner of the web user guide.

Additional documentation

For more information, refer to:

If you are a developer or an M-Files system administrator, you can also refer to: