Opening a File in the SmartVault Connected Desktop

You can easily open and edit files in SmartVault without the hassle of manual downloads. Any changes you make and save to the file while working in the Connected Desktop are saved to the file in SmartVault once the file is closed.

 Best Practice: Close Files After Use

To make sure all your changes are saved in SmartVault:

    • Close your files after you finish working with them.
    • If you leave a file open for days, SmartVault might not save your changes immediately.
    • Regularly closing and saving your files ensures that SmartVault always has the most recent version.

Opening a File Using Its Default Program

  1. Locate the File: Look for the file you want to open in the Connected Desktop.
  2. Open the File:
    • Double-Click Method: Double-click the file. It will open in your computer's program for this file type.
    • Right-Click Method: Alternatively, right-click on the file and choose Open from the menu that appears.

Choosing a Different Program to Open Your File

  1. Locate the File: As before, find the file you want to open in the Connected Desktop.
  2. Open With a Different Program:
    1. Right-click on the file.
    2. Hover over Open with to see a list of available programs.

      (The choices in this list depend on the file type you are trying to open and the programs you have installed on your computer.)

    3. If you don't see the program you want, click on Choose Program... at the bottom of the list.
    4. A window will pop u showing programs that can open this file. This looks different on Windows 7, 8, or 10, but the idea is the same.
      Windows 8 & 10:
      CD - Choose Program Dialog Windows 10.png

      Windows 7:

      CD - Choose Program Dialog Windows 7.png
    5. Select the program you prefer to open your file.
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