File Archive Assistant

The File Archive Assistant enables users to sync files between their computer and GFI Archiver. All files archived by File Archive Assistant are accessible via the GFI Archiver Web Interface and GFI Archiver Touch App for Windows 8 and Windows RT.

The File Archive Assistant can be used in 2 ways:

Use Description
Archive files manually from any location on your computer

When the File Archive Assistant is installed on your computer, a new context menu item for manual archiving is added to the default Windows context menu.

To archive selected folders or files, right-click on any folder, file, selection of folders or a selection of files and click Archive files.

Use a Synchronized Folder to automatically archive files File Archive Assistant offers the ability to create synchronized folders. Any file saved in these folders is automatically uploaded to GFI Archiver. For more information refer to Adding a Synchronization Folder.

The File Archive Assistant can be installed manually or via Active DirectoryA technology that provides a variety of network services, including LDAP-like directory services.® Group Policy ObjectsAn Active Directory centralized management and configuration system that controls what users can and cannot do on a computer network. (GPOGroup Policy Objects).

The deployment of the File Archive Assistant requires the following steps:

Step Description
1 Download the File Archive Assistant

Install the File Archive Assistant on client computers. For more information refer to Installing File Archive Assistant manually.

NOTE: A system administrator may also install the File Archive Assistant via GPO. For more information refer to Installing the File Archive Assistant via GPO - Windows Server 2008 or later.

4 Configure the File Archive Assistant


A default Synchronization Folder may be created automatically by the GFI Archiver Administrator. The default path is %USERPROFILE%\Documents\GFI Files.