Last Reviewed:  October 17, 2017

Share a Cabinet on the Network

It's easy to share a cabinet on the network. But first you must already have a working network, and you must have a network drive that all of your users can see. Once you've got that, follow these instructions.

Share a Cabinet That's Already on Your Computer

First, move the cabinet over to the server. To do this, click the FileCenter "Cabinets" button. Select the cabinet you want to move, click the "Move" button, and select a new location on the network drive. Take careful note of where this is.

Now go to each of the other workstations. If FileCenter isn't installed yet, do it now.

Once FileCenter is installed, click the "Cabinets" button > "Add". Add the cabinet, and set the "Location" to exactly the same path where you moved the cabinet to.

Now each of your workstations will see the same data and work from the same files.

Share Data That's Already on the Server

If you already have a shared network folder that has the data you want, just turn it into a cabinet. On each workstation, install FileCenter if it isn't already installed.

Next, on each workstation, click the "Cabinets" button > "Add". Give the cabinet a name and set the "Location" to the network folder you want to use as a cabinet.

Create a New, Empty Cabinet

First create a folder on your network drive for the cabinet. Take note of where it is.

Next, install FileCenter on each workstation if it isn't already installed.

Finally, on each workstation, click the "Cabinets" button > "Add". Give the cabinet a name and set the "Location" to the network folder you created.