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Modifying Default Document Vault Refresh Times

By default, M-Files refreshes external object types and value lists every 15 minutes (900 seconds). A full refresh is executed by default every 25 hours (90,000 seconds), at 0430 on the M-Files server.

These defaults can be changed by setting the following registry keys in the server:

  • QuickRefreshTimeoutForExternalObjectTypesInSeconds
  • FullRefreshTimeoutForExternalObjectTypesInSeconds

To add a Registry Key in the server:

  1. Open the Registry Editor (regedit).
  2. Navigate to the following path:
  3. Right-click and select New and DWORD (32-bit).
  4. Name the new value QuickRefreshTimeoutForExternalObjectTypesInSeconds.
  5. Using the same steps, create a new value named FullRefreshTimeoutForExternalObjectTypesInSeconds.
  6. To modify the default time, right-click the key and select Modify... Select the Decimal option and add value data. Repeat this step for the other key. This example sets the value to 30 seconds:
  7. Restart the M-Files Server in Windows Services.
















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