Note: The PC software
works with both FileLinx, and FileLinx Pro.
Software” button. Make sure it is the
FILELINX PC SOFTWARE and NOT Safelinx.
will install automatically!
During installation, depending on your security
settings, the Java Web Start software may display one or more
dialogs asking for your approval to install the software. You
must approve each step for the installation to complete.
If nothing happens after a few seconds when you
click the Get PC Software button , you may not have Java
installed. Please go to the
Java site and install the latest version
Your FileLinx PC software will start up immediately after
When the FPC software starts for the first time,
you should see three windows open.
1. The window you will see first is a brief overview
of the recent updates to the FPC control panel. Click "OK"
to close this window.
2. The second, smaller, window is a simple
warning dialog which lets you know that the settings have not
been entered yet. This will not open again once you have
set up your FPC software. Click "OK" to close this window.
3. The third window, which should now be completely
visible on your screen, is the Main FPC Control Panel, displayed
Setup" button on the FileLinx PC Control Panel
will attempt to automatically configure your network router to forward the
port selected in the "Port Number" box.
Click the "Remote
Setup" button and in a few moments a message
should appear letting you know that "port forwarding is
complete". If successful,
you will have access to your PC using your FileLinx
Android app. from anywhere!
Plug and Play” (UPnP) must be enabled in your router. Most
routers are shipped with this feature activated by
default. See your router's instruction manual for
details if you are not sure.
If you have used the "Remote
Setup" button successfully,
but want to change the port number you are using for
access to the server, you should first press the
Disconnect button, which should remove the
port-forwarding rule that was installed on your router.
Then, and only then, change
the port number to the new value and press "Remote
Now that you have filled in all of the empty
field boxes in the FileLinx PC Control Panel it is time to
configure your Android device to communicate with your PC.
STEP 4. Installing FileLinx Pro on Your
Purchase, download, and install FileLinx
Professional from the
When your FileLinx Pro App. opens on your Android, you should
see the Main Menu screen, as shown below.
Press the Folder Settings
button to view the folder settings screen, which is shown
below with typical values entered.
Folder and Security Settings:
“Local” Folder entry fields refer to folders on the Android
device, as follows:
(a) Starting Folder/:
This is the folder where files will be accessed to send to
your PC. In the example,
we have used “/sdcard”, which refers to the SD card mounted in the
the SD card is not present or damaged, you will be able to send
files from the Android device to the PC, but you will
able to receive files from the PC.
Tablets have an internal SD card by
(b) Storage Folder: This is the local
folder on the SD card in the Android device, to which files
transferred, or "fetched", from the PC will be stored.
In the example we have used “/FileLinx Storage”,
which refers to a folder on the SD card.
The entries for the “PC Folders”are
(c) Security Settings
additional/ optional username and password that can be
used to restrict access to the FileLinx Pro application on the Android
If left blank, there is no restriction, and anyone can run the
FileLinx Pro App from your Android device. If set up, a
user will be required to enter the username and password to open the
FileLinx Pro App.
Using Auto Link-
Auto-Link is a new feature we have developed to streamline the
setup process. Once the PC settings are entered, with the press
of a button those settings are transferred to your Android
NOTE: MAKE SURE YOUR ANDROID DEVICE'S WIFI IS ON AND CONNECTED
TO THE SAME HOME NETWORK AS THE COMPUTER THAT YOU HAVE INSTALLED
THE FILELINX SOFTWARE OTHERWISE AUTOLINK WILLL NOT WORK.
Press the the
Server Connections button in
the Main Menu to view this entry screen as shown below.
Just below the legend “Host PC
Connections…” there is a gold bar giving the name of a FileLinx Host
PC after the number “1”. This is a “pulldown” list, which allows you to select from up to 10
PC's running the FileLinx software.
The FileLinx PRO Settings for this Host PC are as follows:
Select an empty settings box.
This screen will appear:
Press "Auto Link" ( must be depressed on the
Android device FIRST)
Now go to the the PC runnning FileLinx.
Press "Auto Link" on the FileLinx PC Control Panel
The settings from the FileLinx PC Control Panel will
immediately appear on your Android device and you will be
Press the "Home" button to go back to the main menu.
The FileLinx File Pro System Is now ready to use!
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Reminder - for the Application
to function properly, your PC must be on and the FileLinx PC program