Egnyte Connect Desktop App for Mac Overview


The Egnyte Connect Desktop App 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 volume. You will be able to view all your files and folders in the cloud without having to store them on your computer. You will also have the option to sync selected folders for offline access.



Learn how to utilize the Desktop App 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.

Modify Cloud Data on Computer

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

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 the Desktop App, 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 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! The Desktop App supports up to five drives, which can be designated as mounted or unmounted through a shortcut in the Menu bar.

Support for Large Files

The Desktop App supports individual files up to 1 GB in size so all of your files can be opened and edited!  



Egnyte Connect Desktop App for Mac




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

Usage Guides

Egnyte Connect Desktop App for Mac Installation Guide

Download the the Egnyte Connect Desktop App for Mac

Supported Operating Systems

  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)

Recommended hardware

  • 8 GB RAM
  • 250 MB for initial install



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