FYI is slow or does not load documents


When using FYI, it is very slow, times out, or does not load documents. This may only affect specific users and other users are working without an issue.

Note: For users working outside of Australia, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom, refer first to FYI is slow or does not load documents when working internationally for a solution. 


There may be several potential causes impacting your ability to load documents. To assist with troubleshooting, please try following the steps below.

Check User Configuration

First review the user setup in FYI to determine how documents should be loaded - via the browser, or on the Desktop.

Refer to the settings "Open Office using" and "Open Outlook using" in Setting Defaults and Filing Defaults for your Own Login - My Settings. If the user has been configured to use the Practice Defaults, refer to Managing Practice Settings for Documents.

Note: If the user is configured to Open Office/Outlook via FYI Desktop they will need to install the FYI Desktop app. Refer to FYI Desktop App.

Check if the issue is related to FYI or Microsoft

You can isolate whether the issue is related to FYI or Microsoft by creating an article directly on OneDrive (external to FYI).

For instructions refer to Investigate Issues with Opening or Editing Documents in FYI by Testing OneDrive

Restart your computer

Sometimes the easiest way to resolve an issue is to restart your computer. This will refresh the system and may resolve your issue.

Confirm if other users are having the same issue

If other users experience the same issue, it will confirm the issue is not isolated to your account and/or computer.

If working remotely, for example, if you are out of the office, have another user login as you with your login and password in the local environment. If a user can log in as you in the local environment without any issues, this indicates that there is a problem with the network you are currently using remotely.

Check your Internet Connection

Check your Internet connection is active and that the connection is fast. We recommend a connection of 20mbps and a minimum connection speed of 10mbps.

To test this, you can use or

If either of these sites is also slow to load, it would indicate a network issue. This will need to be logged with your practice's IT team.

For a short-term solution, change to a different internet provider, if possible. You can tether to a smartphone or personal hotspot, or use another internet connection if available.

Use another Web Browser

Try accessing FYI using another web browser. For example, if you're accessing FYI using Chrome, try Firefox or Microsoft Edge. 

Check your Network

Even though your browser and internet connection may be fine, it may be the network itself.

  1. Try accessing FYI from a different computer within the same network environment
  2. Try accessing FYI from a different computer outside of the network environment, for example, a personal laptop at home.
  3. Have your IT run a Trace Route to and compare the hops to a hotspot connection - attempt a new set of DNS servers than used by your ISP.

Check the Troubleshooting articles

If FYI is generally working correctly but you are having an issue loading one or more specific documents, the following articles have details and solutions if you are seeing a specific error message:

There are also various other solutions to specific issues in Getting Started that may be of assistance. Refer to the section Troubleshooting.

Contact Support

If you are still having issues, contact the FYI Support Team and provide details on all of the troubleshooting steps above, including a screenshot of the speed test results.

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