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Egnyte's End of Support for Netgear occurred on September 30th, 2021.  For more information, please see this article:  Future of Storage Sync for Netgear

To ensure you always have convenient access to all your files wherever you go, Egnyte provides multiple ways to upload content to the Cloud. You can sync content from your desktop, quickly transfer large files, and access files on the go from mobile devices. This article outlines the various methods available to you. 

Most of our suggested methods preserve timestamps; however, there are some exceptions. If you're downloading a single file, the browser will cause the timestamp to be set as the time of download. Unfortunately, this browser behavior cannot be changed. Also, when downloading a ZIP file, the modified timestamp may or may not be preserved depending on the ZIP client.

Admins looking to perform a large scale data migration should refer to An Admin's Guide to Adding Content to Egnyte. Standard and Power Users can reference the article A User's Guide to Adding Content to Egnyte

Web Browser Access (Web UI)

Desktop App

Storage Sync


Migration App


File Size Upload Limits

Web Browser Access (Web User Interface or Web UI)

To access your files from any computer with an internet connection, log in through a web browser. Using the browser, you can drag and drop files for upload, send file links to outside business partners, share folders, and manage your account settings.

The Web UI is not recommended for larger onboarding or data migration projects. For migrations of 50GB or larger, see Migration App.

Learn more about the Web UI

Desktop App

Egnyte Desktop App provides you a way to access all of your data from your desktop without requiring local storage space as long as you have a persistent Internet connection. Please keep in mind that you will temporarily need up to twice the storage space to upload new files (one copy to actively edit and one copy queued for upload). This local disk space will be cleared as files are successfully uploaded.

Desktop App is not recommended for larger onboarding or data migration projects. For migrations of 50GB or larger, see Migration App.

Learn more about Desktop App


When you’re on the go and have only your mobile phone or tablet with you, you can access your files right through one of our mobile apps. Egnyte offers one of the most extensive selections of mobile apps in the industry. You can access Egnyte through an iOS device, Android device, or Windows Phone.

Our mobile apps allow you to edit and share files, manage folders, invite new users, and even download files for offline access.

Learn more about Mobile

Migration App

Migration App is Egnyte’s self-service data migration tool that enables you to easily move files, folders, and their associated permissions from an on-premises network share to the cloud. It also offers the ability to sanitize file and folder names on the source, as well as True-Up data from the source to the destination for larger, more complex migration projects. Migration App can copy between 1 and 5 TB per day, depending on a variety of network considerations.

Migration App is limited to use by account Admins and must be requested for each domain.

Learn more about Migration App


FTP/SFTP (File Transfer Protocol/SSH File Transfer Protocol) is a technology that transfers files in a moderately secure and easy-to-configure manner. Egnyte integrates with most FTP and SFTP clients to transfer your files and folders. A great time to use FTP is when you are initially transferring up to 50GB of data and if you're uploading files that are each larger than 2.5GB. It is an ideal tool to use with APIs to upload data from other applications, or if you have a command line script that pushes data on a regular basis.

FTP is NOT recommended as a migration tool. If you have more than 50GB data total to transfer, consider using Egnyte's Migration App or some other third-party tool designed to handle larger data migrations.

Learn more about FTP

File Size Limits

Currently, all domains are limited to a maximum file size of 100GB. See

Am I Subject to Any Restrictions? for more details



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