How to Install the ownCloud Desktop Client

Updated on May 5, 2016

For you to sync files between the server and your personal computer a desktop client is required. You will need to open your favorite web browser and navigate to the official ownCloud download page.

Downloading the desktop client from the official ownCloud website

Click on the Desktop Clients button to proceed.

Selecting the ownCloud client for your Operating System

Here you can choose from the clients for Windows, MacOS or Linux. Choose the one corresponding to your operating system and run it. For the purposes of this tutorial we will show you how to install the windows version as currently this is the most popular OS.

Initiating the ownCloud Desktop Client Installation

Choose the type of installation you wish to have for ownCloud with standard being the recommended option here.

Selecing which components from ownCloud to install

Afterwards select the destination folder for the installation.

Selecting a directory in which to install ownCloud

Once the installation has been completed click on the next button to exit the installer.

Completing the ownCloud client Installation

You have successfully installed the ownCloud desktop client and you can find the application accessible via the newly created desktop shortcut.

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