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Egnyte WebEdit


Egnyte WebEdit enables you to select a file from our Web UI and automatically open the file in its native application. Changes you save will automatically appear in the cloud as new versions. This lightweight product is ideal for users who need to edit files on their desktops, but don’t want to install Desktop App or Desktop Sync. It's also more convenient than downloading, editing, saving, and uploading the saved version back to the cloud.

Check out the Additional Resources section for installation instructions and more.
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System Requirements


Additional Resources

System Requirements

Supported OS and Browsers

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Minimum recommended system requirements

  • Up to 50 MB of free disk space for installation
  • Up to 1 GB (or more based on estimated size of files being edited) of free disk space for editing files
  • At least 4 GB of RAM

Advanced Configuration

Although WebEdit doesn't have any user interface, advanced configuration options can still be configured. In the installation folder of WebEdit ( ~/Library/EgnyteWebEdit  for Mac and  %localappdata%\EgnyteWebEdit  for Windows), you can modify/create the  config.txt configuration file to set WebEdit's configuration. Please refer to the table below for more information on which options are available to change.

Parameters Purposes Examples



Adjusting proxy setting (available since 2.2.7). proxy_host =
proxy_port = 8080
 file_delete_max_timeout Define the time after which non-lockable files will be deleted on stop/start of app. The default value is 5 days (available since 2.3.0).

file_delete_max_timeout = 5



  • With an outdated version of Egnyte WebEdit, users might see an error message "unknown error opening file to edit". 
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    • WebEdit versions prior to 2.4.8 will need to be updated to 2.4.9 or later before 30 September 2023
  • If WebEdit is installed, but you're seeing an error about needing to install it, check the following:
    • You can run WebEdit on Windows by choosing Egnyte WebEdit from the start menu. On Mac, you can choose Egnyte WebEdit from the applications folder.
    • Microsoft Edge users on the latest Windows 10 updates may see errors about WebEdit not being installed if they have added their Egnyte domain to the trusted sites or intranet zone in Internet Options.
    • Internet Explorer's Enhanced Protection Mode blocks access to WebEdit and other applications running on localhost.
    • If you're sure that WebEdit is running, access to it may be blocked by security software on your computer. Try accessing https://webedit.egnyte.com:9404/webedit/version and verify that it shows the version of WebEdit. If it doesn't show the version, contact support for options.
  • Mac users may see an error message when attempting to download and install WebEdit. Follow these instructions from Apple to successfully install WebEdit for Mac.
  • WebEdit does not work with Windows 8 Metro Mode.
  • WebEdit will not automatically lock .txt files when they are opened. This is because text editors typically load files in memory and do not lock the file on disk.
  • On-screen notifications will not appear for OS X users running 10.7 or lower.
  • Mac users may see a slight delay (up to 5 seconds) between when they save a file and when the new version of the file appears in the web UI.
  • WebEdit is not compatible with remote desktop solutions.
  • Office 2010 users may notice an issue where they open an Excel workbook with WebEdit, make a change without saving, and they are unable to open additional Excel workbooks. To open additional workbooks, simply select another cell in the first workbook.
  • Office 365 - Microsoft Store version will not work correctly with WebEdit. Re-install Office 365 with Click-to-Run version will resolve the issue. 

Additional Resources

The documents below contain more helpful information, like installation instructions, information about where WebEdit files are temporarily stored, and uninstall instructions. When uninstalling WebEdit, Mac users should use this client.

WebEdit for Windows

WebEdit for Mac

WebEdit for Administrators



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