What is a native file?

A native file is one that exists in the exact same state as it was when uploaded to GoldFynch. So if a Microsoft Word file was uploaded, a native version included in your production would be an identical Microsoft Word document. If any of the following processes have been performed on a file, it means that they are not native anymore:
  • Redaction
  • Bates or Tag stamping
  • Conversion into the PDF format (as one page per PDF, one document per PDF, or as a single PDF file)

On the off-chance that the file's format is unsupported by GoldFynch, you will still be able to download it and use the relevant software to open it since it will be the same file that was uploaded.


NOTE: You can learn more about the production process in general from here.


Producing documents as native files

During Step 3 of the production process (Production Output) you will be able to choose the file format that you want to export the files in. On this screen, if you select any of the 'Native' options, all files will be produced in their original format.

Select a native option to produce your files in their native formats


NOTE: Even if you choose a non-native production format you can still force specific files types (e.g. PDF, .txt files, etc.) to be produced in their native format in the next step (Step 4. Native files options for production)

Select file types to produce in their native format


In the final step of production (Step 8. Final Review and Submit production) GoldFynch will give you a list of files that are about to be produced in their native format. 

  • Files are listed under the "User-selected Natives" because of the production format output you selected in Step 3
  • The reason why files are listed under "Forced Natives" is mentioned at the bottom of the "Forced Natives" box. 

All the files in the case are listed, and the ones that are being produced in their native form are separately listed as well

NOTE: If you click on the magnifying glass icon alongside any of the listed items, GoldFynch will take you to the 'Search' view and display all the files that fall under that item as results.


Uploading native files to GoldFynch

When you are uploading files to GoldFynch, it is preferable that you upload them in a native, or as near-to-native a format as possible. To find out more about preferred file formats for importing to GoldFynch, click here.