The FileMind system allows users to quickly search for multimedia files within the corporate intranet. The server part of the system, using a special scanning application that runs as a service, collects and processes information from the intranet, and then stores in a database the metadata, thumbnails, and full-text data from each multimedia file that was found. The client application connects to the server and displays the multimedia contents as a folder tree with customizable file view panes on the right.