A User’s Guide to Adding Content to Egnyte

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

How to add content to Egnyte from the 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 Connect where you want to add content.
  2. Click and hold the file or folder on your desktop you want to add, then drag to the Egnyte Connect Web UI.
  3. ‘Drop’ your content in the destination folder. Done!

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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.’

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3. Select ‘Choose files from your computer'.

4. Click ‘Choose Files.’

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5. Select the files or folders you’d like to add.

6. Click Open. Done!

Considerations:  

  • 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.
  • Uploading files smaller than 25 GB will work on most browsers.
  • File size limitations based on your Egnyte plan. (Office or Business Plan: 10 GB / Enterprise Plan: 25 GB)

How to add content using the Egnyte Connect Desktop App or 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.

How to add content to Egnyte using your 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.’ 

Done!

These are just a few ways you can add content to Egnyte from your mobile device.  

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

 

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