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Why Add Egnyte to File Explorer?

Egnyte is a cloud-based content collaboration and file-sharing platform designed for businesses and organizations. It offers a range of features to help businesses store, manage, share, and collaborate on their files and documents securely.

Adding Egnyte to File Explorer allows you to access and manage your Egnyte files and folders directly from the native Windows File Explorer interface, making it easier to work with your cloud files alongside your local files. In this way, you can upload files to Egnyte, download files, and do other operations you’d like.

How to Add Egnyte to File Explorer? Full Guide

To add Egnyte to Windows File Explorer, you can download the Egnyte Desktop App for Windows, just follow the below steps to download the Egnyte download app installer, then log in to access Egnyte connected folders.

Steps to Add Egnyte to Windows File Explorer

Add Egnyte to File Explorer Using the Egnyte Desktop App for Windows, and then you can achieve your goal.

Here are the steps to add Egnyte to Windows File Explorer:

1. Please download the Egnyte Desktop App for Windows.

2. Then log in to your Egnyte account with your credentials.

3. A Network location will be added, and automatically show like this, named with your domains while signing up, and resign a drive letter (Y).

Egnyte Folder on Windows File Explorer
Egnyte Folder on Windows File Explorer

4. There are two folders in Egnyte Drive, Private, and Shared, and now you have added Egnyte to File Explorer.


  • Egnyte Shared folder allows you to create some customized folders to manage your team files in your organization. These files include files from you, coworkers, and external users.
Egnyte Shared Folders Meaning
Egnyte Shared Folders Meaning
  • The Egnyte Private folder contains the files from you and the administrator only.
Egnyte Private Folders
Egnyte Private Folders Meaning
  • Typically, the Egnyte folder is located under This PC in File Explorer, named with your domain (for example techors.egnyte.com is your domain, and it will be named as the techors folder), just click it to open.

Now, any files uploaded to the Egnyte website will be synced to the local Egnyte folder, which makes them always the same. Any files moved to the Egnyte folder will be synced to the Egnyte server.

How to Use Egnyte to Manage Files?

There are some operations to do with Egnyte, here we introduce some basic operations for you.

Upload Files to Egnyte

1. Please open the Egnyte folder you’d like to upload.

2. Drag and drop the files and folders to the Egnyte folder.

Drag And Drop Files to Egnyte
Drag And Drop Files to Egnyte


  • Besides, you can click the Upload files button, hit Choose file(s), choose the files on your computer, and then hit Open to upload files to Egnyte.
  • Or you can click Upload from the top menu to upload files to Egnyte manually.

Share Files in Egnyte

Except for uploading files to Egnyte, you can share Egnyte files in multiple ways, like sharing folder links, copying direct links, and requesting files from others. It shows like this.

Share Egnyte Options
Share Egnyte Options
Share Egnyte Files Options
Share Egnyte Files Options

Download Files from Egnyte

1. Please log in to your Egnyte account, and open the folder you’d like to download.

2. Select the folders and files, and choose Download from the pop-up window.

3. Tick Include all versions and Include subfolders according to your needs, hit Download.

Download Files from Egnyte
Download Files from Egnyte

4. It will download all these files and folders in a zip folder.

Tip: Backup Egnyte Files in Advance

However, some users report that the Egnyte desktop app won’t open sometimes, so you cannot access the Egnyte folder on your computer. Besides, your files might be missing due to the collaborations with others.

Therefore, it’s highly recommended to try the professional web-based cloud file manager - MultCloud, which allows you to migrate files from Egnyte to another cloud, or vice versa directly without downloading and uploading manually.

  • MultCloud keeps unlimited backup versions so that you can restore data to any version at any time.
  • Use 256-bit AES encryption and a standard OAuth authorization system to safeguard your data.

Here we take backing up Egnyte to Google Workspace for example with MultCloud, see the simple steps:

1. Please log in to your MultCloud account after registering.

2. Tap Add Cloud > Egnyte, and follow the steps to add. Add Google Workspace then.

Add Egnyte And Google Workspace
Add Egnyte And Google Workspace

3. Click Cloud Backup from the left side, then choose Egnyte as the source, and Google Workspace as the target.

Backup Egnyte to Google Workspace
Backup Egnyte to Google Workspace

4. Hit Backup Now to backup Egnyte to Google Workspace directly.


  • If you want to enable email alerts and filters, you can click Options and then enable it, which makes it easier to manage.
  • You can perform automatic tasks with the Schedule option, and it will automatically run at the time you specify. Please enjoy after unlocking.

Besides, you can manage Egnyte files by moving, copying, sharing, downloading, uploading, and more with MultCloud just like on the Egnyte website. So, MultCloud is an Egnyte alternative for you to some extent.

  • Smart Share: Share cloud files via public, private, or source mode.
  • One-key Move: Quick data transfer, sync, and backup among clouds.
  • Email Archive: Protect emails to other clouds or local disks.
  • Remote upload: Effectively save web files to clouds via URL.
  • Safe: Full-time 256-bit AES and OAuth authorization protections.
  • Easy: Access and manage all clouds in one place with one login.
  • Extensive: 30+ clouds and on-premise services are supported.

Further Reading: Add Egnyte to Mac Finder

1. Please download the Egnyte desktop app for Mac.

2. Then log in with your credentials.

3. Your Egnyte folder will be automatically added to your Mac Finder just like in the Windows computer.

Egnyte Folder on Mac
Egnyte Folder on Mac

Then you can manage Egnyte files on your Mac computer easily. Like Egnyte file sharing, Egnyte offline access, and more.

FAQs about Use Egnyte

Can I access my Egnyte files offline through File Explorer?
Yes, you can access and work with Egnyte files in File Explorer even when you're offline. Any changes you make will be synchronized with Egnyte once you're back online. Just right-click the folder you’d like to offline access, and choose Sync for offline access.
Egnyte Sync for Offline Access
Egnyte Sync for Offline Access
Can I share Egnyte files directly from File Explorer?
Yes, you can share Egnyte files and folders with others directly from File Explorer using Windows' native sharing options. Right-click the file or folder, choose Share > Copy link (default options), then paste the link to share with others.
Share Egnyte Folder Copy Link
Share Egnyte Folder Copy Link
What versions of Windows are supported for this integration?
Egnyte's compatibility with File Explorer should work with various versions of Windows, including Windows 10 and 11.
What is Egnyte WebEdit?
Egnyte WebEdit is a feature in Egnyte that allows you to edit documents directly in your web browser without any extra software. You can collaborate in real time and save changes directly to your Egnyte documents. Security features are applied, and version control is typically maintained.

The End

How to add Egnyte to File Explorer? Here you can find detailed steps to make it and provide the guide to add Egnyte to Mac Finder. Besides, there are some tips for you to manage Egnyte files.

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