How to Install and Configure ABBYY for Quin-C / FTK

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Starting with the release of FTK 7.2, the ABBYY OCR engine is now supported as an optional workflow path. When using ABBYY OCR, all graphic images in the case will be sent for OCR analysis. Graphic images are sent directly to the ABBYY OCR engine and they do not follow the DPM / DPE / EP / Additional Analysis code paths that other processed data follows within the application.



  • Must install:
    • ABBYY FineReader Engine 12 for Windows - Developer License
    • ABBYY FineReader Engine 12 for Windows - Runtime
    • FTK 7.2 or newer 
    • Compatible version of Quin-C 
  • ABBYY must be installed to same system as FTK
  • Active license for ABBYY FineReader.  (AccessData does not resell licenses for ABBYY. Licensing must be acquired directly from )

How to Install and Configure ABBYY

  1. Install ABBYY by following the “SDK Installation” steps outlined here:

  2. If using a Software license serial number, follow the steps under the “License Activation” heading found on that same quick start guide.

  3. At this point ABBYY Finreader should be installed and licensed.

  4. On the system where Quin-C is installed, open the following configuration file in a text editor:

    [DRIVE]:\Program Files\AccessData\Forensic Tools\[x.x]\bin\ADG.WeblabSelfHost.exe.config

    1. Locate the following keys and enter the appropriate values:

    2. Your ABBYY Customer Project ID where it says “useyourkey” including double quotes:

      <add key="AbbyProjectId" value="useyourkey" />
    3. In the following key, enter the folder path to the FREngine.dll where it says “PathTowhereAbbyis” including double quotes:

      <add key="AbbyDllPath" value="PathTowhereAbbyis" />

      For example:
      <add key="AbbyDllPath" value="E:\Program Files\ABBYY SDK\12\FineReader Engine\Bin64\" />

      NOTE: Admin share (i.e. \\hostname\C$ ) paths are not supported for this value.

  5. Save your changes when done

  6. At this point, the option to “Run ABBYY OCR processing” will be available the next time you open your case in FTK.
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