Install ownCloud Desktop Client on Debian 10

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Learn how to install ownCloud Desktop Client on Debian 10 Buster. ownCloud Desktop Client is a gui based ownCloud application that enables you to;

  • Connect to one or more ownCloud servers (HTTP or HTTPS) for viewing in a single UI
  • Browse files and folders in the native Finder or Explorer and share by name or link with a right-click
  • Automatically sync your latest files and folders across PCs & with other users and groups
  • Selectively sync additional folders from anywhere on your PC
  • Control default sync behavior for new files and folders, setting max file size for sync
  • Use the new activity tab to track server-side activities
  • Pause and resume uploads and downloads automatically
  • Configure proxies and throttle bandwidth for your use case
  • Admins can push notifications out to users through the desktop client.

If you need to install and setup your own ownCloud server, see our guide by following the link below;

Install ownCloud Server on Debian 10 Buster

Installing ownCloud Desktop Client on Debian 10

ownCloud is not available on Debian 10 Buster repositories by default. As such, the installation can be done by installing ownCloud APT repos or by using the DEB binary.

Install ownCloud Desktop Client via ownCloud APT Repository

To install ownCloud desktop client via ownCloud APT repository on Debian 10 buster, you need to install the repository first.

Install the Repository Signing Key

Run the command below to download and install ownCloud Desktop client repository signing key.

curl -fsSL \ \
| gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/isv_ownCloud_server_10.gpg

Install ownCloud Desktop Client repository

echo 'deb /' \
| sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/isv:ownCloud:server:10.list

Run System Update

apt update

Install ownCloud Desktop Client

Next, install ownCloud Desktop client by running the command below;

apt install owncloud-client

Connecting to ownCloud Server using ownCloud Desktop Client

You can now launch your ownCloud desktop client and connect to your ownCloud server to synchronize your files and folders to local disk as well as upload files to your server.

Enter the ownCloud server address and click Next.

Install ownCloud Desktop Client on Debian 10 Buster

Enter your access credentials.

owncloud account credentials

Setup your local folders for synchronization. In this demo, we leave the default settings.

owncloud sync folders

Click connect to connect to the server and synchronize the folder and the files to the local folder and vise versa.

That is it on how to install ownCloud Desktop Client on Debian 10 Buster.

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