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Metalogix Archive Manager for Files 8.1.1 - ArchiveWeb Manual

Archive: Files tab


This tab is displayed in ArchiveWeb if Archive Manager for Files is installed in the environment. It allows access to all items archived via Archive Manager for Files form the configured servers. After clicking the Archive from the main bar and then Files from the grey sub-bar, left navigation pane displays accessible file archive servers offering access to all folders with archived documents. By clicking the arrow sign next to the server/folder, user can unfold the structure down to the desired folder.

Navigation frame can be:

·TreeView – classic treeview

·ListView (pagination) – new type of navigation with pagination

The default setting is TreeView. (Set under Manage Settings / Profile.)


NOTE: [OFFLINE] text next to the file server in the left tree-view (as “aw7 [OFFLINE]” in the screenshot below) indicates that the given server has been decommissioned in your environment and is accessible only via ArchiveWeb. This access must be configured under Manage settings/Profile/File Management/Archive Servers.




The content of the folder selected in the left pane is displayed in the main pane of the window. The list can be filtered by categories as listed above the list view:

·archived – all folder archived items are visible

·shortcutted – only archived items with shortcuts are visible

·lost – items that were archived but later deleted from the file system are visible; these LOST ITEMS are not accessible in the file system any more

·tagged – items marked with any tag are visible

·locked – items that were locked are visible

·for deletion – items that were marked for deletion are visible; they are still in the archive and may be also visible in the file system as usual, but when their retention time elapses, they will be completely deleted (see “Mark for deletion” option in the “More actions” section)

For further filtering options see the “List view” section further.

List view


With advanced list view functionality provided with every ArchiveWeb list view you can easily search even in huge lists of files and adjust the list to your specific needs. In short, list can be:

Øsorted by any column – click the little arrow in the column header

Øgrouped by any column – drag the desired column to the bar just above the list

Øfiltered – click the filter link with icon (ARCHIV~1_img34) to create/modify the filter

(For more details see the “List view conventions” section.)


The following information are included directly in the list:

·version indicator (clip0054) - little arrow next to the list item indicates that the given file has also other version(s) in the archive; click the arrow to display it

·file format icon

·file name


·archived on

·created on

·modified on


·file size

·retention expires on

·retention remaining days

·retention from - document archive lifetime staring point (as specified in the Archive Manager for Files console at retention category creation); possible values: file creation time, archiving time or last modification time. The "override" value indicates that the original retention has been changed in ArchiveWeb.

·lock status (ARCHIV~1_img35) – yellow lock icon if the file is locked

·Tagged status (ARCHIV~1_img36) – checked if the file is tagged

·Commented status (ARCHIV~1_img37) – checked if there are comments associated with the file

List columns can be managed (show/hide) in the Columns section of the user profile (click <UserName> / Manage settings / Profile / Settings).


When you select the document in the main pane, its properties (date of creation, size, shortcut size etc.) are displayed under the list view in the preview pane. Preview is available only for some file types, e.g. for media files (image, video, audio files, and PDF) there is also preview available.



In the Preview pane, it is possible to add comments to files. Simply scroll down in the Preview pane. Then click plus sign (ARCHIV~1_img40) next to Comments heading. Enter a note in the provided text box and click Yes. The comment with creation details is displayed under the Comments heading. Should the number next to the heading indicate some comments but none is visible, click the show/hide double-arrow (ARCHIV~1_img41) to the right (see the screenshot below). The comments will be displayed.

NOTE: Not all File Archive tab functions may be available for the logged-on user. The functions must be allowed for the user. For more information see the Roles and Permissions sections.


More actions


In ArchiveWeb the user can search in archived documents, lock them or adjust the list view. All these and also other tasks are accessible through the More actions menu.

Use the Download option to download the selected documents.

Performance hint: If Files server contain large files (with size more than 20 MB) it is possible to speed-up the download time and save some system resources. Administrator can set the following keys under <appSettings> in AW8’s web.config file:


Pam4HSMWS                - defines URL of PAM4HSMWS web-service

Pam4HSMWSMethod - defines download method used, possible values: 1 (file is downloaded to cache first), 2 (file is accessed directly in HSM server). Preferred value is 2.

DownloadChunkSize        - size of the chunks used for download (default value is 32768 bytes)



Example of settings:

    <add key="Pam4HSMWS" value="http://AW7:7782/PAM4HSM/PAM4HSMWS.asmx" />

    <add key="Pam4HSMWSMethod" value="2" />

    <add key="DownloadChunkSize" value="32768" />




Via the Restore option you can restore the whole archived item to the current shortcut location (the item in the archive is not changed in any way).

Use the Add tags / Remove tags options to tag your items. You can use already created tags or create new ones directly in the pop-up dialog.

Use the Lock document / Unlock document option to handle document locks (for more information see the “Legal hold – lock documents” section).


The Mark for deletion option marks the given item(s) for deletion in the archive, i.e. when the retention time elapses, the item(s) will be completely deleted from the archive. Until then they stay unchanged.

To display only items marked for deletion, click the deleted category above the list view.


Use the Extend retention time option to INCREASE the time for which the item cannot be deleted from the archive. Retention time is set by selecting a date from a Calendar control. Retention time that points to the past cannot be set. After the specified date the item can be deleted manually or by a Deleted job if such is scheduled in the Enterprise Manager (for Files).

HSM defines retention as a number of months from the time when the document was stored in HSM or from the time when the retention was changed. These different approaches cause that retentions in Archive Manager and HSM do not match. Especially if file’s creation/modification date is used for document’s life-cycle or the retention of the document is changed. In such situation the document in HSM is always protected longer than in Archive Manager. Because of this, the document can remain in HSM and can’t be deleted by the delete job until HSM retention expires.

The difference between HSM and Archive Manager retention can be up 2 months.


For more information on Create retention change request option see the GDPR chapter.






Under the File Archive tab the user can access all files that were archived. Even if the archived file was deleted from the file system, it is accessible in ArchiveWeb. Such items, i.e. archived items which have no shortcut in the file system, are so called LOST ITEMS.

On the ALL tab it is not possible to distinguish between these lost items and normal items with shortcuts. However, to see only lost items of the given folder, select the LOST tab above the list view.


Legal hold – lock documents


For audit purposes documents can be locked by the user. When the document is locked, it remains in the state in which it was locked, i.e. it cannot be deleted, edited etc. simply it cannot be changed in the system.

To lock documents, select the desired documents in the main pane. In the right upper corner of the preview pane click the More actions icon (three dots: ARCHIV~1_img28).


From the menu select Lock document. Locked documents will be displayed with a lock icon (ARCHIV~1_img45). The lock icon is yellow if you have locked the item and grey if it has been locked in a shared folder by another user.

NOTE: Unlock documents by selecting Unlock document from the More actions menu.

NOTE: To display only locked items in the given folder, click the LOCKED tab above the list view.


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