You can drag and drop documents into FYI directly from Windows Explorer or from your desktop. When using Drag and Drop, the file details that you select are applied to all the documents therefore when multiple files are added in this way, make sure they are for the same Client, Cabinet and Categories.
Drag and Drop is only available for practices on the "Intermediate" or "Pro" plan.
For a video walkthrough that includes this feature, refer to Uploading Documents to FYI (2 min).
This article contains the following sections:
- Dragging and Dropping a File into FYI
- Limits of Number of Files and File Size
- Drag and Drop of Emails
Dragging and Dropping a File into FYI
- Highlight one or more files in Windows Explorer on your desktop and drag the file(s) onto any list in FYI.
- The Import displays for you to select the Client and filing details. Any settings for the default Cabinet, categories and Job (if relevant) are applied. Refer to Setting Filing Defaults for a Client.
If you drag and drop files onto the Clients - Documents tab, this automatically sets that client name.
The names of the Files that are being added are displayed so you can check these. The Advanced section can be used to change the Owner, Filing Status and Workflow.
- When the filing details have been selected, click Create.
The following example shows three files being imported with drag and drop to a client with defaults set up for Cabinet and the Job.
If the Cabinet that is selected is a Knowledge cabinet (and has Enable Knowledge set as "On"), the client can be left blank. Refer to Using Knowledge Cabinets.
Limits of Number of Files and File Size
There is a limit of 10 files that can be imported with Drag and Drop. There is also a limit to the file size that can be uploaded. If you need to import more than 10 files, or large files, refer to Using OneDrive FYI - My Imports to Automatically Import to your In Tray for how to upload the files using your FYI - My Imports folder.
If you are importing too many documents, a message displays "Up to 10 can be uploaded".
If you are importing too large a file size, the following message displays.
Drag and Drop of Emails
You can also use drag and drop to import emails, for example emails from a shared mailbox, historical emails etc. However, emails that are imported cannot be threaded with the original email.
When using Drag and Drop, a message displays at the bottom of drawer, "Please note: emails imported using drag & drop or uploaded are a new copy which will not thread with the original email."
For emails, the Activity section in the drawer shows "Manually uploaded document" to show that the email was created using drag and drop/Upload.
If you Drag and Drop emails with attachments, they do not show the attachment (the paperclip) icon and the Attachments drawer shows as "No available attachments".
Note: We recommend that all emails are filed to FYI from Outlook using the FYI Add-in to ensure that the emails and any attachments are filed correctly in FYI.