The new version of Egnyte Drive for Windows (1.1) packs some powerful features, including file locking, a right-click menu for files and folders, and Two-Step Login Verification (TSLV) support.
While Egnyte Drive for Windows is available as a beta version, we recommend trying it as a replacement for Map Drive. Current Map Drive users can expect the same file locking behavior and better performance from Egnyte Drive, but with a better user experience (users will not get redundant prompts for credentials when opening Office files).
When you open a file using Egnyte Drive for Windows, it will now lock that file in the cloud across various access points (Web UI, Map Drive for Windows, WebEdit, and other Egnyte Drive clients).
Other users will be unable to make changes while you are editing the file, effectively preventing version conflicts.
Note that file locking does not work for some applications (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver). This is due to application specific behavior and mirrors the behavior of our Map Drive client.
Users will now see three options when right-clicking a file or folder from Egnyte Drive:
- Copy Link
- View in Cloud
Share: Use this option to open the link-sharing dialog for a file or folder in the cloud. We added this option to ensure that any enhancements for sharing links in the Web UI are immediately available to Egnyte Drive users.
Copy Link: A single click allows users to generate a link to a file or folder. The Copy Link option creates a share link based on the account’s default link settings and copies it to the user’s clipboard. The user can then paste the link into a preferred communications platform (e.g., email, social media, chat messengers).
View in Cloud: Use this option to log into the cloud and automatically preview a file.The View in Cloud option is useful for sharing content in situations where the recipient may not have the appropriate application installed (e.g., Photoshop). This option can also be used as a shortcut to the folder in the cloud.
Support for Two-Step Login Verification (TSLV)
Users who have enabled TSLV will now be prompted to provide a second form of verification after authenticating with their login credentials. Previous versions of Egnyte Drive required users to disable TSLV before logging in was possible.
- Double clicking systray icon opens Egnyte Drive folder instead of settings.
- Available drive letters are assigned in reverse alphabetical order, starting from Z:.