Files Connect

Empower Mac users in your Windows environments

Key features

Overcome Mac to Windows compatibility issues

  • AFP and SMB connections and search of file shares
    AFP and SMB connections and search of file shares
    Connect to, and mount, file shares on Windows file servers and NAS as native AFP volumes or via SMB protocol.
  • Full content Spotlight searching
    Full content Spotlight searching
    Link Mac Spotlight to a server-site index that seamlessly integrates with the native Windows Search service or a built-in Acronis content indexer.
  • File access for mobile devices
    File access for mobile devices
    Experience seamless file access for mobile devices with intuitive browsing, searching, previewing, editing, and automatic synchronization.
  • Browse and restore previous versions of files
    Browse and restore previous versions of files
    ShadowConnect brings the ability to restore previous versions of files to Mac users, while providing enhanced browsing capabilities.

Search indexing

Link Spotlight to a server-side index that integrates with Windows Search

  • Real-time granular search index updates
    Continuously monitors for changes in file shares and granularly updates search index, affecting only recently changed files, even when indexing remote content on other file servers or NAS.
  • File indexing exclusion rules
    Tracks and saves only changed blocks of information in the backup, which significantly reduces the recovery time of virtual machines.
  • Integrated Windows Search controls
    View the indexing status and issue a reindex command for a file share you’ve selected to index with Windows Search, directly from the Acronis Files Connect admin console. File shares will now be automatically configured for indexing.
  • Intelligent handling of archived files
    Content indexing detects and omits file system archiving ‘stub’ files from search indexing, allowing Spotlight search to be enabled for a file share, even if it is managed by an HSM/file system archiving solution.
  • File content indexing limits
    Restore an entire system to new, dissimilar hardware. By overcoming compatibility issues, this technology ensures system migration between physical and virtual platforms.
  • Windows and Mac file tags support
    Perform searches for files that have standard Windows or Mac file tags added to them. Acronis Files Connect translates Windows tags so they can be viewed within a file’s ‘Get Info’ details on a Mac.

Additional capabilities

Features for power users

  • Smart handling of Windows URL shortcuts
    Includes a Volume Properties option to convert Windows .URL shortcuts to Mac alias. If these shortcuts point to UNC paths that Acronis Files Connect is giving AFP file share access to, Mac users will be able to double-click the .URL file to open the item.
  • DFS Connect support
    DFS Connect features are included in Acronis Files Connect to allow publishing your DFS namespace to Mac users via the Mac client application.

Files Connect

Empower Mac users in your Windows environments