Getting Familiar with the User Interface

The objective of this section is to provide an overview of the M-Files Desktop interface.

Note: At this stage, the following steps must have been completed:

You should now be able to start using your M-Files vault by clicking the icon on your desktop, by using the Microsoft Windows Start menu, or via the virtual M-Files drive (as seen below). Explore M-Files can also be opened via the M-Files icon in the Microsoft Windows notification area.

Note: The virtual M-Files drive does not, in fact, take up any space from your actual hard drive. Microsoft Windows requires drives to report their capacity and the amount of free space available in File Explorer. The default reported size of the M-Files drive is 1 terabyte, and the amount of reported free space is 90 percent.


The virtual M-Files drive in File Explorer.