Fred User Settings

Fred allows you to configure the settings listed below. To change the settings, click on “File” and select “Open Settings”.



  • Fred will use, by default, the language set in Windows. You can set a specific language pack for the Fred user interface

  • The Fred Working Directory is the folder used to download the working copies in the “Edit Offline” action

    • The checkbox ‘Clean up temporary files on disconnect’ activates the removal of temporary copies of downloaded files. As you continue to consult documents, temporary copies remain on your local drive and grow in volume

    • The checkbox ‘Ask to check-in working copies on disconnect’ activates a message box that will ask you to check-in all working copies when disconnecting from the repository. This is useful when you are working on two computers, and you want to move from one computer to the other


Proxy settings

  • Fred is enabled to handle proxy configuration. Contact your system administrator for more information


The settings in the advanced tab allow you to configure the behavior of the Fred window.

Look and Feel

Keep Fred on top: keeps the Fred window on top of all application windows. This will allow you to drag and drop files from another application directly into the Fred window.

Show in taskbar: presents a Fred tab in the Windows taskbar, not only in the system tray. A right mouse click on the icon will provide a command menu.

Drag & Drop

Allows you to configure confirmation prompts and the default action that should take place when performing a drag and drop from the Windows desktop, Explorer, or the MS Outlook application.

Export to CSVWhen you export metadata from navigation details or search details, you can select to copy the Alfresco or Fred link of the object as the first column in the csv list. This enables you to jump to the object from the list.