File Upload Field

PAID FEATURE: The file upload field is only available on paid plans.

Use the file upload field to let people attach files, like photos or resumes, to submit with their form.

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Field & Form Limits

The file upload field lets people upload files up to a certain size per field and per form. Depending on your plan type, you can choose to increase the file size limit or form upload limit when you add the field.

Here are the size limit options:

SettingDefault Size LimitIncreased Size Limit
Max file size per field10 MB25 MB
Max file size limit per form (across multiple fields)20 MB100 MB

If someone tries to upload a file that's larger than the limit, an error message will tell them to decrease the file size and upload again.

You can add up to 20 file upload fields per form.

How to increase size limits

To increase field size limits:

  1. Log in and go to Forms.
  2. Click the form you want to edit.
  3. Click an existing file upload field in your form, or add a new one.
  4. In the Field Settings tab, check the box to Increase file size limit from 10 MB to 25 MB.
  5. Click Save Form.

To increase the form limit:

  1. Log in and go to Forms.
  2. Click form you want to edit.
  3. Click an existing file upload field in your form, or add a new one.
  4. Click the Form Settings tab.
  5. Check the box to Increase file size limit from 20 MB to 100 MB.
  6. Click Save Form.

File Types

The File Upload field lets people upload most file types, except: HTML, EXE, DLL, PHP, PHP3, and PHPS


Account-Wide File Storage Limit

Files people submit with their entries are stored in your account and count towards your total storage limit. To see how much storage you're currently using, check your Account Usage in the Account Manager. To increase your file storage limit, upgrade your plan .

Once you reach your file storage limit, people trying to upload a file won't be able to—instead they'll see an error message.

They can still submit the rest of their entry, as long as the file upload field isn't required.

Deleting Files

To free up storage and accept new file uploads, you can delete files directly from each entry in the Entry Manager, or from the File Manager. Deleting the file from either place will permanently delete it from your account.


Viewing & Downloading Files

Privacy Matters! Files uploaded by respondents are stored as a public URL that may be included in Notification Emails, Confirmation Emails, Exports, or Reports. Files are downloadable to anyone with access to the link.

To download a file attached to an entry:

  1. Go to the Entry Manager.
  2. Click an entry from the table.
  3. Click the file name to download it to your computer.
TIP! If you've set up notification emails for your form, you can download files from your inbox without having to log in to Wufoo.

File Manager

Files submitted through the file upload field can be downloaded in bulk or individually from the File Manager.


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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