Secure Access to your files residing on network drives, synchronisation and teamwork capabilities.

The Open Enterprise Server (formerly Novell File Server) has been available to safely secure your data as BOKU member for decades. Filr facilitates access to these data, for example, when you are outside BOKU. With the Filr Desktop Client for Windows or Mac you have your files with you at all times – even when you do not have an internet connection right where you are. Web Interface, WebDAV and apps for Blackberry, Android and iOS ensure additional mobility.

With Filr you can also easily access your data via a web browser or WebDAV.

Filr supports collaboration in teams: via Filr you can easily release files for BOKU staff members or even external persons, add comments to these files and receive notifications upon changes to these files.


Filr Documentation

Access options

Filr Webinterface

For the web interface you only need a web browser.

Desktop Client

You can install the Desktop Client if you want to synchronize files to the local PC.
Please log in to, you will find the download option for the client on the start page.
For installation instructions, please refer to the Filr documentation further down this page.

Mobile Devices

For smartphones and tablets, you can find the corresponding app in the respective app stores by searching for 'Micro Focus Filr'.


As Filr provides the option to synchronize server files on your local device, it is necessary for you to take suitable measures to ensure data security. This could, for example, be done by using encryption software (such as BitLocker for Windows or FileVault for macOS).