1 - Download and install the Nextcloud client

In order to use the Nextcloud app, you need to download and install the software via this link: https://nextcloud.com/fr/install/#install-clients

Once on the page, click on download for desktop then choose the version adapted to your computer:

The executable will be in your downloads folder.

2 - Application settings

After installation, you will be able to log in to your account by launching the application:

The server address to enter is as follows: https://owncloud.dfinet.ch

You will then need to enter your username and password.

Once logged in, you will be given the option to choose how to set up synchronization.

  • "Use virtual files rather than downloading content immediately." : Will allow you to interact with files on your Nextcloud space without taking up space on your computer.
  • "Synchronize everything from the server": will allow you to have the content present on your Nextcloud space also on your computer. (Warning this option will use more memory on your disk.)
  • "Select the content to be synchronized": Allows you to synchronize only certain folders of your choice located on your Nextcloud space.

Once logged into your account, you will be able to open the NextCloud interface by clicking on the white arrow on a green background (accessible via the "hidden icons" in the taskbar).

From this menu, you can view the folders currently synchronized, but also go to the application settings.

Allowing you to add folders to sync or update the app.

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