Clients occasionally ask me if there is a way to use Worldox to manage information they receive on a CD/DVD with self-contained viewers/programs to access the information. This could be medical records (MRI scans or other), some types of discovery or other. Basically, the firm receives a CD/DVD, pops in the CD/DVD drive and a built-in program displays information.
Because the disc contains multiple subdirectories and all the files needed to run the built-in program, it cannot just be copied into Worldox. I had an MRI a while ago for a shoulder injury, so I had a DVD to experiment with.
It turns out there is a simple, albeit retro lo-tech, way to do this. I copied the entire DVD to c:\docs\jhmri. The viewing program was called efilmlt.exe and was located in the efilmlite subdirectory on the DVD.
Then I created a batch file called “jhmri.bat” using notepad. The file contained a single line needed to run the viewer program:
Then copy the batch file (in my case “jhmri.bat”) to Worldox and label it appropriately. Double clicking on that document will run the program.
You may need to get help creating a batch file, as it is somewhat old school (did you ever wonder why there are so many management tasks that you can easily still do in dos but not in windows?). Also, depending on your settings, the file may just open in Notepad. In that case you may need to get someone to edit the registry to fix a setting (you need to delete the
Exts\.bat). Do not try to do this if you are not sure how to do it.