black box filecenter

Black Box FileCenter

Black Box FileCenter manages and indexes all of your files.

The free version on offer is v9.26. The current chargeable version of Lucion FileCenter which has many more features is available via

this link Lucion FileCenter.






Black Box FileCenter SPECIAL OFFER -

Black Box FileCenter software can be retained

for an indefinite period on specified large volume scanning projects.

It is entirely at the discretion of Black Box as to which

projects qualify for this offer. 

Main Features


Manage & Organize Your Files

FileCenter uses a familiar Cabinet/Drawer/Folder design for organising files. But if you prefer a traditional Explorer layout, FileCenter also provides an Explorer View.


Scan to PDF or TIFF

FileCenter features one-click scanning for efficiently moving paper to PDF. Works with most desktop scanners (TWAIN compatible).


Automatically OCR All Scans

FileCenter integrates OCR as a seamless part of the scanning process. Literally go from paper to searchable PDF in one mouse click. Use the built-in engines or your own favorite.



Join, and Split PDFs

With FileCenter Professional, "stack" or join PDF files with drag-and-drop simplicity. You will also be able to split a single PDF into multiple files ... without opening it.


Easy Network Sharing

Sharing files on an office network couldn't be easier. Just put your cabinets on the server. All users will see the same files and get all of the changes instantly.


Access Files in the Cloud

FileCenter is fully compatible with most cloud service providers. Access your files anywhere – on the web, on your smartphone or tablet, or on other cloud-connected computers.


PDF, Scanning, and OCR Features


Powerful PDF Editor

Use FileCenter to open and preview your PDF files. The tabbed interface keeps multiple open files at your fingertips. FileCenter will also let you view your TIFF scans and faxes.


OCR Existing Files

If you have scanned documents, FileCenter can make them searchable and indexable through OCR. Or, pull the text out of a PDF and send it to your word processor for editing.


Insert, Rearrange, and Delete Pages

FileCenter's built-in PDF tools make it a snap to insert new pages, delete pages, and even move pages between files. And rearranging pages is as simple as drag-and-drop.


One-Click PDF Conversion

With one click, convert many kinds of files into the popular PDF format. Or e-mail files as PDFs – convert-and-send does it in one transparent step.


Print to PDF

Turn Word documents, web pages, e-mail, or any other kind of file to PDF. Just print your documents to FileCenter's included PDF printer to turn them into accurate PDF files.


Scan to Word

If all you care about is the document text, why not just scan straight to Word? With one click, FileCenter will run a scan, extract the text, and open it in your favorite word processor.


Separate & Save Scans Automatically

For high-volume scanning, FileCenter can automatically split a stack of scans into individual files. It can even auto-save those files to pre-determined destinations.


Document Management Features


Universal File Support

FileCenter can store any kind of Windows file. It also integrates cleanly with theSave and Open functions of most programs so that you can save and open with FileCenter.


Folder Templates

If you use the same folder layouts over and over, FileCenter can make your life easier. Define reusable folder layouts and then recall them on demand.


File Naming Rules

Set up a list of your most common file names in advance. Then save or rename files with just a couple of mouse clicks. These file naming rules can even contain dynamic information.


Inbox; File Moving Tool

FileCenter provides an "Inbox" and a split view for organizing and rearranging files. You'll even be able to rename files as you move them, or create links instead of copies.


File Preview & Enhanced Thumbnails

FileCenter's built-in viewer shows you any office, image, or PDF file on the fly, making FileCenter invaluable for quickly browsing through documents without opening them.


Desktop & Network Search

Search through your documents as easily as you search the web. FileCenter's full-text searching helps you locate files in seconds. And the indexes can be shared on a network.


E-mail Files ... as PDFs

Send any kind of file with one-click e-mail attachments. Just select and send. Need to send a file as PDF? FileCenter can send many kinds of files as PDFs, with no extra steps.


Network Recycle Bin

The biggest shortcoming of network drives is the lack of a Recycle Bin. So FileCenter provides its own. Now if you delete a network file by mistake, it can still be recovered.


Network Deployment & Administration

FileCenter Professional can make even non-technical users good network administrators. Simple tools make it easy to deploy and administer FileCenter on the network.


Minimum System Requirements


Black Box FileCenter

Operating System:Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2003 (or newer). Full compatibility with 64-bit machines.

CPU:750 MHz

Memory:500 MB RAM*

Hard Drive Space:100 MB*

Scanner:TWAIN Compliant Scanner or a ScanSnap

*Additional memory and CPU speed are strongly recommended for better OCR performance. Additional hard drive space will be required for search indexes if you use desktop searching.

If you choose to use the Outlook Add-in (most users don't and it's not required), it won't work with Outlook 365. (The rest of FileCenter's features are fully compatible with Outlook 365).