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Egnyte Drive for Mac Overview

NOTE: For information on the Egnyte Connect Desktop App for Windows (the next version of Egnyte Drive), please refer to this article.


Egnyte Drive provides fast real-time access to your files and folders stored in the cloud from the familiar Windows Explorer or Mac Finder application. Once connected, your Egnyte cloud file server will appear as a network drive. You will be able to view all your files and folders in the cloud without having to first sync them to your computer.



Learn how to utilize Egnyte Drive to browse and edit cloud files and folders from your computer, lock files, and support multiple drives with one account.


Browse Cloud Data on Computer

Quickly browse all of your files and folders that are stored in the Egnyte cloud directly from Mac Finder or Windows Explorer.

Modify Cloud Data on Computer

Create, rename, and delete folders and files that are stored in the Egnyte cloud directly from Mac Finder or Windows Explorer.

Integrations with Other Applications

Open, edit, and save files directly from Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Autodesk AutoCad applications.

File Locking

When one person opens a file using Egnyte Drive, the file will automatically be locked.  As long as the file remains open, other users will not be able to edit or delete the file.  For more information on file locking, please refer to the File Locking and Versioning article.

File Sharing

Quickly share a file from Windows Explorer or Mac Finder!  Right click on a file and click "Share" to open a browser window where you can share a link to the file.

Support for Multiple Drives

Customers with multiple domains can have simultaneous access to each of their drives!  Egnyte Drive supports up to five drives, which can be designated as mounted or unmounted through a shortcut in the Menu bar.

Support for Large Files

Egnyte Drives supports individual files up to 1 GB in size so all of your files can be opened and edited!  



Egnyte Drive for Windows

Egnyte Drive for Mac




For more articles about Egnyte Drive, please refer to the Egnyte Drive Section on the HelpDesk.  To ask a question or interact with other Egnyte Drive users, please utilize the Egnyte Drive discussion on our Community forum.

Usage Guides

Microsoft Windows

Egnyte Drive for Windows Installation Guide

Download Egnyte Drive for Windows


Egnyte Drive for Mac Installation Guide

Download Egnyte Drive for Mac

Supported Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows

  • Windows 10.x
  • Windows 8.x
  • Windows 7


  • macOS Sierra
  • Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

Recommended hardware

  • 8 GB RAM
  • 250 MB for initial install



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