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File connector allows you to edit files in real-time. This software will be installed on your local computer. You can just go to the LabCollector record where the file is uploaded and click on the file that you want to edit with the help of the file connector. 
Downloading file connector and how to edit the files using the file connector are described below.

Downloading File Connector

  1. Click on this link:- File Connector
    OR
  2. Click on any file, uploaded under any record in LabCollector v6.0, that you want to edit.

    Go to the file that are uploaded in the record and that you want to edit. for example like in the below image.

    You will get a pop-up with a link to download.


Click on the “download from here” option. 
The setup file will be downloaded on your computer.

Installing File Connector

Click on the setup file and install the file connector.
After the setup is finished and you have created a shortcut for file connector on your desktop, click on the icon to start the file connector.

A “files” tab will be seen on the top of your screen with a grey Lab Collector microscope icon. Grey icon means there are no active fled being edited at the moment.

Running File Connector with SSL exception

Now for file connector to work. You will need to add the SSL exception on your browser as shown in the image above with title “You need the FileConnector tool”.
SSL is Secure Sockets Layer is a standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a server and a client—typically a web server (website) and a browser.

To do so click this link to allow SSL exception on your browser.
OR
You can open a tab in your browser and type this “https://127.0.0.1:5050/”  in your URL and click enter.
This page will open.

Click on the advanced options. You will the below information.

Once you click on proceed to add the SSL exception.

Keep this page open in your browser and proceed to edit files using file connector.
Go to the file connector and click on the edit record option and then click on the uploaded file you want to edit with file connector.

See more about how to edit files using File connector, in our KB.
Check our KB on how to use mask editor to open certain files with specific software.