Trouble Automating File Attachment Upload in UiPath Studio Web Automation

Hello everyone,

I am relatively new to UiPath Studio web automation and I’m currently facing a challenge when trying to automate the process of uploading attachments in a web-based enterprise application.

Issue Description: After initiating the automation, I encountered difficulties in handling the file upload functionality. When I click the “Upload” button on the website, the virtual machine’s file dialog window pops up. This dialog window requires manual intervention to select the attachment file. I’ve attempted to use the “Type Into” activity to interact with the file dialog, but it doesn’t seem to target the text box within the robot’s file explorer.


  • The attachment I need to upload is downloaded from a storage bucket.
  • The challenge arises when interacting with the file dialog that appears during the upload process.

I have attached screenshots showing the file explorer for reference
*I only can attach one image since I am a new user :smiling_face_with_tear:.

Request for Advice: I would greatly appreciate any guidance or advice on how to automate the process of uploading attachments in this scenario. If anyone has experience with similar challenges or could suggest a workaround, I would be very grateful for your assistance.

Thank you in advance for your help.

File Explorer