Enabling Directory Scraping

FileCloud allows you to share network folders with any number of users. If FileCloud is running on Windows OS but the network folders are on a slower network, then listing of files/folders in network shares will be very slow. 
To list network files and folders more quickly, enable directory scraping.

Enabling Directory Scraping

  1. Log into the FileCloud admin portal.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Misc >Directory Scraper.
  3. Select the check box Enable Directory Scraper.
  4. Correct the system date format, if needed. See Setting Date Format, below, for help finding your system date format.
  5. Click Save.
    Now network shares will use directory scraping to get file listings.

Setting Date Format

Since directory scraping relies on the exact location and format of the listing output to populate the directory listing, this can be an issue if the date format is different from the FileCloud default.

To set the correct date format, open the command prompt on the Windows server, and run a dir command.

Note the date format from the directory output. See function.date.php for help setting the correct value for the date format in the Date Format text box.