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Syncing your Egnyte folders to your desktop allows you to access your Egnyte folders directly from your desktop File Explorer. This enables users to open files in native Excel and save changes directly instead of downloading and uploading files through the web version of Egnyte. FloQast strongly encourages all users to utilize the desktop sync app for the best user experience!
Install the desktop sync app:
Egnyte has two desktop sync apps: Egnyte Connect and Egnyte Desktop Sync. Egnyte no longer supports Desktop Sync after December 31, 2019, so FloQast recommends utilizing the Connect app.
If you do not already have Egnyte Connect installed, please have your IT department download and install the app here under the Egnyte Apps section.
Once you have the app installed, you will need to launch it and sign in. Search for "Egnyte Connect" in your computer's search bar and launch the app:
A new (Z:) drive will be configured on your local machine, likely represented with your company's domain name (in the example below, the company domain is floqastdocs).
Under this (Z:) drive, you will have both your Private Folder and your Shared Folder, just like you do on the web version of Egnyte.
Your FloQast folder (or applicable FQ - Entity folders) should be under the Shared section:
Changes you make to the files in these folders will be pushed to the web version of Egnyte by your desktop sync app. The web version of Egnyte is the "source of truth" and is the set of folders that FloQast is connected to. Your local copy of these folders should be a perfect copy of the web version as long as your desktop sync app is running.
Keep in mind:
- Even though these folders appear on your desktop, these are shared folders. Changes you make to these folders impact everyone that is sharing them. Please do not move or delete any folders.
- Your desktop sync app may take some time to push your changes to the web version of Egnyte. Usually, these changes are fairly instantaneous, but you may observe a slight lag. For issues with your desktop sync app, please see this link.