Installing Nextcloud Desktop Synchronization Client

You can download the latest version of the Nextcloud Desktop Synchronization Client from the Nextcloud download page. There are clients for Linux, macOs, and Microsoft Windows.

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. After it is installed and configured the sync client will automatically keep itself updated; see The Automatic Updater for more information.

System Requirements

  • Windows 7+
  • macOS 10.7+ (64-bit only)
  • CentOS 6 & 7 (64-bit only)
  • Debian 8.0 & 9.0
  • Fedora 25 & 26 & 27
  • Ubuntu 16.04 & 17.04 & 17.10
  • openSUSE Leap 42.2 & 42.3

Installation Wizard

The installation wizard takes you step-by-step through configuration options and account setup.


First you click on Log in


Then you need to enter the URL of the Nextcloud server - and click on Next


The authentication will need to be complete in a browser.

Click on Log in in the browser


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Click on Grant access



Once the access granted, please go back to the desktop application.

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


When you have completed selecting your sync folders, click the Connect button at the bottom right. The client will attempt to connect to your Nextcloud server, and when it is successful you will see the screen as below.



Now you’re all done.

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Created Mon, Aug 3, 2020 1:33 AM by Luke Du
Updated Mon, Aug 3, 2020 2:11 AM by Luke Du