A User’s Guide to Adding Content

Storing your files and folders securely in Egnyte allows you to access content from anywhere using any device. This article will walk you through the various ways you can add your content.

Admins looking to complete data migration should review our Data Migration article for more information.

Web UI

Desktop App and Storage Sync

Mobile Device

More Options

Web UI

Drag and Drop

You can drag files and folders from your desktop to Egnyte in just a few steps:

  1. Navigate to a folder on Egnyte where you want to add content.
  2. Click and hold the file or folder on your desktop that you want to add, then drag to the Egnyte Connect Web UI.
  3. ‘Drop’ your content in the destination folder.

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Considerations:

  • There are file size limitations based on your Egnyte plan (contact your Egnyte account administrator for details).
  • Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge allow you to drag and drop files and folders.
  • Safari allows you to drag and drop files starting with version 6.
  • Internet Explorer allows you to drag and drop files starting with version 10.
  • You can not drag and drop empty folders to Egnyte. Refer to FTP if you need this functionality.

Choose Files from your Computer

Add files and folders to Egnyte Connect from your desktop in just a few steps:

  1. Navigate to the folder in the Egnyte Connect Web UI where you’ll add new content.
  2. Click Upload.
  3. Select Choose files from your computer.

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  4. Click Choose Files.

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  5. Select the files or folders you’d like to add.
  6. Click OpenDone!

Considerations:  

  • There are file size limitations based on your Egnyte plan (contact your Egnyte account administrator for details).

Egnyte Connect Desktop App and Storage Sync

  1. From File Explorer on a PC, or Finder on a Mac, locate the files or folders you would like to add, highlight your content, then right click and select copy.
  2. Stay in File Explorer or Finder, and navigate to the destination folder on Egnyte Connect.
  3. Right click inside the destination folder, and select paste.

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Considerations:

  • Uploading files creates a temporary storage space of 2x the amount of data being stored.
  • There is an upload limitation of 30-40 GB of data at once.


Mobile Device

You can easily upload photos, videos, and PDFs from your mobile device to your Egnyte account. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Launch the Egnyte mobile app.
  2. Navigate to the folder where you want to add a file.
  3. Click the New button that appears on the top left of the menu bar.

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  4. Choose to take a new photo or video, upload existing photo or video, or scan a document using the device’s camera.

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  5. Click Upload.

More Options

These are just a few ways you can add content to Egnyte.  

Learn about more ways to add your files and folders to Egnyte in these help articles:

 

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