To install Map Drive on your desktop, please download the Map Drive installation program and follow the instructions below.
Please note that as of January 2014, Map Drive support for Mac has been discontinued for new customers. Support will respond to service requests from existing customers, but no new fixes will be forthcoming.
Egnyte provides several convenient ways to share files, ensuring it’s always easy to manage whatever data you are working with. To maximize your experience with Map Drive, Egnyte offers the following recommendations for managing different file sizes based on the speed of your internet connection:
Recommended File Size Bandwidth
Up to 10MB 1.5 Mbps
Up to 20MB 3.0 Mbps
Up to 60MB 10 Mbps
Up to 100MB 15+ Mbps
Note: In Windows, the maximum size of any file you can transfer via Map Drive is initially set at 50MB by the operating system. Read this article to increase the maximum file size.
Map Drive works across all popular operating systems, so you can access files easily regardless of whether you use a Mac, Windows, or Linux.
How Egnyte desktop access appears
Microsoft Windows Vista, 7
As a mapped drive in Computer; a shortcut is also created on your desktop
Microsoft Windows XP (all versions)
Under My Network Places in Windows Explorer; a shortcut is also created on your desktop
Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.8 (Snow Leopard, Lion*, Mountain Lion)
As a drive in your Mac Finder
As a mapped drive
* Mac users running OS X Lion (10.7) can significantly enhance their map drive performance by upgrading to OS X 10.7.4.
Setup on Windows
1. Uninstall any previous version of Map Drive you may have installed on your computer. Upgrading from a previous Map Drive version is not currently supported.
2. Download Map Drive.
3. Double-click on the .exe and begin the installation process by clicking “Next.”
4. Click “Next” to continue to the default install location.
5. Enter a name for your Map Drive folder, or use the default folder name by clicking “Next.”
6. Complete installation by selecting “Finish.”
7. Enter the same username and password that you use to log in to Egnyte’s web portal. Your domain is the word before “.egnyte.com”, for example “acme.egnyte.com”
8. An Egnyte Map Drive icon will appear on your computer’s desktop.
9. Double clicking the Map Drive icon will show the new Map Drive directory installed in your “Network Location.” Your Private and Shared folders are located in this directory.
Setup on Mac
Please note that as of January 2014, Map Drive support for Mac has been discontinued.
1. Download Map Drive.
2. After downloading, double click on the .dmg file to open the application.
3. Select the Applications folder and install the Egnyte Map Drive.
4. After the installation completes, enter your Username, Password and Domain name. For example, if your domain is acme.egnyte.com, enter acme as the domain.
5. After logging into Egnyte Map Drive application, you will see an Egnyte icon on the menu bar. To run Map Drive, click on the Egnyte icon and select "Login to Egnyte."
6. Once you log into Egnyte Map Drive, you will see the drive on your desktop.
7. When you click on the drive, you can access your folders in the Cloud!
Setup on Linux
To install Map Drive on Linux, please follow these instructions to manually map a drive.