How to Create File Upload Forms

Last Update: May 2, 2017

There are several ways to accept uploads on your forms each with its own ups and downs, this guide will show them all.

Option #1: The first and simplest to use is to add File Upload field to your jotform

This is the easiest way to enable your users to upload a file to your form, but if you need to have them upload several files and in the same time, you want to not add a lot of fields to your form, you can change that same field to accept multiple files.

To do that, click on the File Upload field and then click on Allow Multiple from the toolbar and you will see the change instantly. You can also see other options in the settings like "Max File Size" and "Extensions". 

1) Click Upload field and then Properties:

2) Click Multiple tab and switch Multiple Files - On:

To learn more about adjusting the max file size, please check this link: How to Change Upload Size Limit

If you want to change the allowed file types, then please feel free to visit this other link: Which File Types to Allow in the File Upload Field 


Option #2: By utilizing widgets.

There are several widgets that you can add to your jotform that would allow you to upload files:

 1. Image Upload Preview
 2. Drag and Drop Upload
 3. Kloudless File Uploader
 4. Transloadit
 5. Uploadcare File Uploader
 6. Infusionsoft Upload


Each of them brings you some feature so check them out and add the one that you like the most :)

If you have any questions or troubles with the uploads, do let us know in the comments under this guide and we will happily assist you and help you have it just as you wanted.


ANGELODAUDT (May 19, 2015 at 01:46 PM)

How to createa form from an existing source form?

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civic6 (May 21, 2015 at 07:42 AM)

Can I create a form that will automatically add the uploaded form to me site?

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Marfieldcom (June 05, 2015 at 05:11 PM)

For the default file upload form field

Is there a file size limit on JotForm's end, or can we set them to upload an unlimited number of files of an unlimited size?

Is there a file purge time limit on JotForm's end, or do the files stay out there indefinitely?

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GTNFX (April 12, 2016 at 04:37 PM)

Hi JotForm,

i kinda revived a form from 2013 and enabled it again. But now there seems to be a problem with the file upload. When i fill in the form and click submit i get an upload error screen. Can you help me?



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youngm (April 15, 2016 at 04:15 PM)

What is the max file size limit for photos being uploaded?

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kucyouth (July 20, 2016 at 11:02 AM)

unfortunately the 'upload a file' does not work? Any suggestions?

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jfm000 (September 03, 2016 at 07:13 PM)

where do the uploaded file go?

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jacckkh (March 22, 2017 at 10:23 AM)


tctawards (June 01, 2017 at 11:39 AM)

Is there a way I can download all of the uploaded attachments? Instead of going into each application and downloading the file?

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