Add Additional Drives to the Desktop App

Overview


If you work with multiple Egnyte domains, you can add each one as a separate volume or drive on your computer to quickly access all your folder and files. You can even add a shortcut to a specific folder within your domain to save you even more time.

Windows

Mac

Windows Instructions

Add Additional Drives

  1. Click on the Desktop App icon in the menu bar and click the Add Drive button under Settings (gear icon).

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  2. Enter your email address or username and click Continue.

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  3. Enter your Egnyte domain and click Continue.

    Note: If your company utilizes SSO (Single-Sign On), you may be redirected to the SSO page to verify your login or the SSO provider will automaticaly connect.
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  4. Enter your password and click Continue.

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  5. If the login information is accepted, you'll receive a confirmation window as shown below and an email notification. You can close out of the window, add another drive, or go to the folder in Finder.

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Note: Once the changes have been made, you may need reconnect the drive. Click the 3 dots next to the drive and choose Connect.

 

Link to Specific Folder

Click on the Egnyte Connect icon in your system tray. Click the three dots next to the drive and choose Configure from the menu.

Note: The drive will be disconnected while it's being configured.

Once the drive is disconnected, a Configure your Drive window will appear. In the Cloud start path section, enter the pathway to the folder you'd like to create the shortcut for. If you wanted to create a shortcut for your Private folder, you'd enter /Private into the field.

Change the Drive Letter

If your company often references other files, they may want everyone to map to the same letter drive to ensure consistency in the file paths. If you've already installed the Desktop App and need to change it, simply click on the Egnyte Connect icon in your system tray, select the Settings icon, and click on the three dots next to the drive you need to change. Select Configure from the list and choose Continue when the pop-up window appears.

Note: The drive will be disconnected while it's being configured.

From the Configure your drive window, change the Drive letter to the appropriate option and click Save. The drive will automatically re-connect once the changes have been saved.

 

Mac Instructions

Add Additional Drives

  1. Click on the Desktop App icon in the menu bar and click the Add Drive button under Settings (gear icon).

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  2. Enter your email address or username and click Continue.

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  3. Enter your Egnyte domain and click Continue.

    Note: If your company utilizes SSO (Single-Sign On), you may be redirected to the SSO page to verify your login or the SSO provider will automaticaly connect.
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  4. Enter your password and click Continue.

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  5. If the login information is accepted, you'll receive a confirmation window as shown below and an email notification. You can close out of the window, add another drive, or go to the folder in Finder.

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Note: Once the changes have been made, you may need reconnect the drive. Click the 3 dots next to the drive and choose Connect.

Link to Specific Folder

Once you have added the appropriate drive, open Finder and navigate from Desktop App to the folder you'd like to create the shortcut to. Then, drag and drop the folder to the Favorites section of Finder.

You can also click on the Egnyte Connect icon in your menu bar and select the Settings (gear) option. Click the three dots next to the drive and choose Configure from the menu.

Note: The drive will be disconnected while it's being configured.

Once the drive is disconnected, a Configure your drive window will appear. In the Cloud start path section, enter the pathway to the folder you'd like to create the shortcut for and click Save. If you wanted to create a shortcut for your Private folder, you'd enter /Private into the field.

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