Clicking on a hyperlink to a document library, folder, or document set normally causes that library, folder, document set to be opened in the SharePoint browser and clicking on a hyperlink to a document opens the document in the applicable application.
The DMS Protocol Handler allows documents to be opened in the relevant application as if they had been opened using MacroView DMS, or if the hyperlink is to a library, folder or document set, opens the location in DMS Explorer.
Clicking on a hyperlink with the DMS Protocol Handler prefix (dmf: or dmfs:) on any computer with MacroView DMS installed will cause the DMS Protocol Handler to process the hyperlink.
If the UseProtocolHandlerForLinks option is enabled in MacroView DMS or DMS Pro, any links generated using the Copy as Link or Send as Link functions are automatically prefixed with the DMS Protocol Handler corresponding with the protocol handler of the original hyperlink. e.g. http:// or https://
dmf://server/library/file.docx or dmfs://server/library/file.docx
Hyperlinks generated using Copy as Link and Send as Link in versions of MacroView DMS prior to 8.6.103 always include the dmf: prefix and include the original protocol handler.
dmf:http://server/library/file.docx or dmf://https:/server/library/file.docx
Both link formats above are respected when using DMS or DMS Pro 8.6.103 or later.
Storing such hyperlinks as part of the record for a project / matter / assignment in an external line of business system is a useful way of allowing users quick access to such projects / matters / assignments.
The Navigate to URL function in MacroView DMS also supports navigation to URLs that include a DMS Protocol Handler prefix.
Enabling the DMS Protocol Handler
In newer versions of DMS and DMS Pro the automatic insertion of the protocol handler prefix can be enabled in Options > Advanced.
Alternatively, the automatic insertion of the protocol handler prefix can be enabled by adding or editing the UseProtocolHandlerForLinks setting in the following user registry key.