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How to install the Owncloud desktop client Ubuntu 20.04?

How to install the Owncloud desktop client Ubuntu 20.04?

In this post, You will learn how to install the Owncloud desktop client on Ubuntu 20.04.

Many users and small businesses prefer to invest in infrastructure that allows them to have their private cloud. At the software level, owncloud is emerging as the most important solution in this matter.

OwnCloud is a software that allows us to create a private cloud with which you can synchronize files, calendars, contacts, notes and more using extensions. It’s free, open-source and has an application for Android, iOS and desktop clients for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.

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On the other hand, one of the main advantages of Owncloud is that it has clients for many operating systems. With this client, we will be able to synchronize our files without any problem. This is the objective of this tutorial because we already taught you how to install the Owncloud server, now let’s go for the client.

Also read:

How to install Owncloud on Ubuntu 20.04?

Let’s get started.

Install the Owncloud desktop client Ubuntu 20.04

The Owncloud desktop client is available for many Linux distributions. It even supports Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android so you gain a lot of functionality.

In the specific case of Ubuntu, there is a dedicated repository, so the logical step is to add it.

So, open a terminal and install the curl package we will need.

sudo apt install curl

Once installed, we can add the repository in question:

echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:/ownCloud:/desktop/Ubuntu_20.04/ /' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/isv:ownCloud:desktop.list

Now refresh the APT cache to apply the changes in the software origins:

sudo apt update

And then start the installation with the following command:

sudo apt install owncloud-client
1.- Add the Owncloud repository
1.- Add the Owncloud repository

And so the whole installation will begin.

Launch the Owncloud desktop client

After the installation is finished, you can run it from the main menu.

2.- Configuring the Owncloud desktop on Ubuntu 20.04
2.- Configuring the Owncloud desktop on Ubuntu 20.04

When you run it you will get a screen where you have to set up the Owncloud server. Then, you have to follow each of the instructions to customize the Owncloud client. Things like the folders to synchronize and the location are chosen in these steps.

And this is what the Owncloud desktop client looks like.

3.- Owncloud client
3.- Owncloud client

So, enjoy it.


Due to many problems with the privacy of data is that many companies are choosing to create their servers with a lot of vital information. This means that the data is never in the hands of third parties and can be managed privately.

To make a project like this, you need an application as high as the Owncloud desktop client that you have learned to install in Ubuntu 20.04.

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