File Upload Field

PAID FEATURE: The file upload field is only available on some paid plans—see if it’s on your plan.

The File Upload field lets people attach a file to their entry, which is super useful if you'd like people to attach files to your form, like photos or resumes.

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Field Limits

The File Upload field can only accept files up to a certain size. If someone tries to upload a file that's larger than the limit, they'll see an error message telling them to decrease their file size.

There are two sets of limits you can apply:

LimitDefault LimitsIncreased Limits
Max file size per field10 MB25 MB
Max file size limit per form (across multiple fields)20 MB100 MB
Max file upload fields allowed per form2020
File Upload fields accept most types except: .html, .exe, .dll, .php, .php3, .phps

Increasing Field Limits

By default, forms with File Upload fields have the lower upload limits, but you can increase the file size limit per field in your form, as well as the upload limit for the form. Depending on your plan, you may need to upgrade in order to increase the size limits.

To increase your field limits:

  1. Log in and go to Forms.
  2. Click Edit next to your form.
  3. Click on a File Upload field that's in your form, or add a new one.
  4. Click Increase file size limit from 10MB to 25MB.
  5. At the top of your form, click the Form Settings tab.
  6. Click Increase form upload limit from 20MB to 100MB.
  7. Click Save Form.

Account-Wide Storage Limit

Any files people submit with their entry are stored in your account and count towards your total storage limit. You can see the amount of storage you're currently using on the Account Manager page beneath the Account Usage info. You can see your storage limit on that same page in your plan details.

If you reach your storage limit, people who try to upload a file won't be able to—they'll see an error message that says "This form no longer allows uploads." They'll still be able to submit the rest of their entry, as long as the file upload field isn't required in your form.

To free up storage and accept new file uploads, go to the Entry Manager and delete some old files that you've collected or upgrade your plan to increase your storage limit.

TIP! Sync with Dropbox to Save Storage You can use the Dropbox Integration to send uploaded files to Dropbox instead. All of your file upload storage will be handled by Dropbox so you won't take up any of your storage limit in Wufoo.

Viewing & Downloading Files

To download a file attached to an entry:

  1. Go to the Entry Manager.
  2. Click an entry from the table at the bottom of the page.
  3. In the entry, click the link to the file to download it to your computer.

If you create a report with a Datagrid widget or a Chart widget for the File Upload field, you can download files from your report.

If you've set up notification emails for your form, you can also download files from your inbox without having to log in to Wufoo.

TIP! Download Files in Bulk You can use a third-party Firefox add-on to get batch download your files. Learn more: How to Batch Download Files to send uploaded files to Dropbox instead. All of your file upload storage will be handled by Dropbox so you won't take up any of your storage limit in Wufoo.

Field Settings

The File Upload field type supports the following Field Settings:

The File Upload field lets people attach a file to their entry. Learn about limits for this field, viewing and downloading entries, and managing your storage limit.

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