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 Map Drive or Desktop Sync. It's also more convenient than downloading, editing, saving and uploading the saved version back to the cloud.  To learn more about Egnyte WebEdit, please watch this Egnyte video.


WebEdit is available by default to all users. If you are the account administrator and don't want your users to have this feature, you can disable it by going to "Configuration Settings / Applications" and disabling the feature. Once you have done so, users will no longer see the "Edit" option in the Web UI.

System Requirements

Supported OS

Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) to 10.11 (El Capitan)

Windows 7, Windows 8.1 & Windows 10

Supported Browsers

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE 8-11

Mass Deployment

Administrators can mass install WebEdit on Windows computers silently across your organization.  Deploy the .msi file normally.  There are no optional parameters to set and you can run "/?" to see all requirements.  Make sure you choose a location to house the .msi file.  There is currently no mass deployment option for Mac.

Command: MSIEXEC /i {path to downloaded msi file}


Known Issues

  • Mac users may see the error message below 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.

  • .txt files deleted from WebEdit will not disappear until WebEdit is restarted.

  • 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 desktops.

  • WebEdit can not be used with a proxy server.
  • Office 2010 users may notice an issue where they open an Excel workbook with WebEdit, make a change without saving, and then are unable to open additional Excel workbooks. To open additional workbooks, simply select another cell in the first workbook.

Helpful Documentation

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

Egnyte WebEdit for Windows

Egnyte WebEdit for Mac

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