This FAQ is here to help you understand more about File Content Indexing (FCI), how it works, and how it can help your team become more productive and efficient,

File Content Indexing - Frequently Asked Questions

What is File Content Indexing and how can it help me and my team?

File Content Indexing allows for searching across the content of your files in LawVu, helping you and your legal team become more productive and efficient. This provides a number of benefits, including:

  • Finding files faster, especially if you have a large number of them.

  • Searching at a detailed level within your files. This speeds up routine legal processes such as document review, because you can search for precedents and similarly worded documents for comparison. This unlocks the value of stored content within your files.

Can I still search across my files in LawVu without File Content Indexing?

Yes, you can still search across your files in LawVu without File Content Indexing. However, you will be limited to searching for those files by their file name and any metadata or tags that you have manually associated with them in LawVu.

How does File Content Indexing work behind the scenes?

When you upload a file to LawVu it is stored securely. The files indexer then reads the content of the file and populates this into the files index. The indexing process is scheduled to run every 5 minutes and connects the text to the file, making it searchable in LawVu.

How much storage is included in one tier?

Each tier of File Content Indexing is 0.5 terabytes. This storage refers to the size of the indexed content (i.e. the text characters), not the size of the files themselves. Because we index only text characters from your files, this takes up much less storage than if we counted the size of the files themselves.

Our experience is that most customers will only need one tier for all of their file content. In fact, 99% of current customers only use one tier of storage. However, if you are concerned that you may need more than this, contact your Customer Success Manager who will be able to help you confirm your storage requirements.

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