Egnyte supports the following file types when previewing in the web interface (Web UI).



Max file size: 500MB

Document and Word Processing

doc, docm, docx, dot, dotm, dotx, ez, fotd, hwp, msg, odt, ott, pub, rtf, sdw, sgf, stw, sxw, uot, wpd, wps

Max file size: 50MB

Previewing Microsoft Word files using Egnyte’s preview capability uses the Web Layout rendition of the documents.


123, csv, fods, ods, ots, stc, sxc, tsv, uos, xls, xlsb, xlst, xlsx, xlt

Max file size: 5MB


fodp, odp, otp, pot, potm, ppm, pps, ppsm, ppsx, ppt, pptm, pptx, sti, sxi, vsdx

Max file size: 50MB


ai (saved with PDF compatibility option), bmp, cgm, dxf, eps, fodg, gif (without animation), heic, jfif, jpeg, jpg, odg, otg, pas, pbm, pcd, pct, pcx, pgm, pic, png, psd, ras, sgv, std, svg, svgz, svm, sxd, tga, tif, tiff, vdw, vdx, vsd, webp, wmf, CR2, CRW, ERF, RAF, PPM, 3FR, RAW, KDC, DCR, MEF, MRW, MDC, NEF, NRW, ORF, RW2, PEF, X3F, SRW, SRF, ARW, DNG, PPM, MOS

Max file size: 100MB

Binary files

dcm, dgn, dwg (dwg file preview is supported for AutoCAD version 2017 or older)

Max file size: 50MB

Audio and Video

flv, mp3, mp4, m4a, ogv, webm, wav (the .wav files are supported for preview in Web UI since August 18th, 2021).

Max file size for video previews: 500MB

Max file size for audio previews: 100MB

If your plan includes the Advanced Video Playback capability, you will also be able to preview the following video extensions:

mov, avi, wmv, m4v, mpeg

Max video size with Advanced Video Preview: 2GB and 90 minutes length


Support for video preview is dependent on the capabilities of the browser

For the best video compatibility, we recommend mp4 files with h.264 encoded video and AAC encoded audio

Audio and video files are not supported for File Links with the "Download" option set to "No." For more information, please, refer to the article about preview-only links

Text and Source Code

actionscript, applescript, as, as3, bash, c, cfm, cfml, cpp, cs, css, dcu, diff, eml, erl, ez, groovy, gsh, gvy, gy, htm, html, java, javafx, jfx, js, json, pas, patch, perl, php, pl, pm, ps1, py, rb, ruby, sass, scala, scss, sh, shell, sql, txt, vb, vbscript, xhtml, xml, xslt

Max file size: 1 MB


gdoc, gsheet, gslides, gdraw

You must be using our Google Drive or G Suite integration to preview Google file types.  File links for Google documents (gslides, gdoc, etc.) are opened in a PDF previewer.  This is by design.

Preview with Integrations

Certain third-party applications (for example, Microsoft Office Online) can generate file previews for their native file types in the Egnyte Web UI.  Because such applications are designed specifically for their file types, they may offer a better user experience for previewing these files.  Egnyte must pass a copy of the relevant file to the third-party application developer to generate a preview.  The preview capability is turned on by default once you enable an application that supports the preview capability.

If you prefer to use Egnyte's preview capability or to avoid passing files to the relevant application providers, domain administrators can turn off the third-party preview capability from the Egnyte Settings page.  To do so, open the Settings page, select the General tab, find the Previewing Files option and select it to disable.