How to add my NextCloud account to NextCloud desktop client?

How to add my NextCloud account  to NextCloud desktop client?

This guide is valid for all operating systems including Linux, MacOS and Windows

The installation wizard takes you step-by-step through configuration options and account setup. First, you need to enter the URL of your Nextcloud server.

form for choosing between login and registering

If you already have an account on a Nextcloud instance, you want to press the button Login to your Nextcloud. If you don’t have a Nextcloud instance and an account there, you might want to register an account with a provider. Press Create account with Provider in that case. Please keep in mind that the desktop client might have built without provider support. In that case, you won’t see this page. Instead, you will be prompted with the next page.

Enter the URL for your Nextcloud instance. The URL is the same URL that you type into your browser when you try to access your Nextcloud instance.

form waiting for authorization

Now your web browser should open and prompt you to login into your Nextcloud instance. Enter your username and password in your web browser and grant access. After you did that, go back to the wizard. Please keep in mind that you might not need to enter your username and password if you are already logged in to your browser.

Select which remote folders to sync, and which local folder to store them in.

On the local folder options 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, the wizard closes itself. You can now observe the sync activity if you open the main dialogue by clicking on the tray icon.

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