How to set up the ownCloud desktop client

  1. You can download the latest version of the ownCloud Desktop Synchronization Client from the ownCloud download page. There are clients for Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
  2. Installation on Mac OS X and Windows is the same as for any software application: download the program and then double-click it to launch the installation, and then follow the installation wizard.
  3. The installation wizard takes you step-by-step through configuration options and account setup.

First you need to enter the URL of your ownCloud server in this case

Server Address

Enter your ownCloud login credentials on the next screen and click next.


On the Local Folder Option screen you may sync all of your files on the ownCloud server, or select individual folders. The default local sync folder is ownCloud, in your home directory. You may change this as well.

Select Sync

When you have completed selecting your sync folders, click the Connect button at the bottom right. The client will attempt to connect to your ownCloud server, and when it is successful you’ll see two buttons: one to connect to your ownCloud Web GUI, and one to open your local folder. It will also start synchronizing your files.

Click the Finish button, and you’re all done.

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