File Director for administrators

What's new?

Version 2022.1 - File Director macOS 4.2.0

Exclusion Rules Enhancements

Exclusion rules for macOS have been expanded to include size as well as AND/OR functions. Syntax has also been slightly enhanced in that spaces around operators are ignored.

For further information, see Mac Exclusions.

Improved Setting of Log Levels

The log level can now be set by running the Defaults tool from the Terminal.

The contains examples.

File Director on Apple Silicon (M1) Macs

The File Director app is now universal, which means it runs natively on both Intel and Apple Silicon (M1) Macs.

Previous releases:

Useful links


The File Director Appliance

Appliance Prerequisites

Install the File DirectorAppliance

Configure the Appliance Network Identity

Appliance Set Up

Apply a File Director Patch

Backup and Restore

Server Configuration

Kerberos authentication


Advanced Configuration Options


Client Configuration

Roll Out File Director to Users

Windows Client Advanced Configuration


Which Ports do I need to configure for File Director?

Which hypervisors are compatible with File Director?

How do I apply a license to my File Director appliance?

Does File Director support clustered infrastructures and allover processing?

How do I access my File Director log files?

How do I update File Director appliance software?

How do I back up the appliance configuration?