Install the desktop client on your GNU/Linux system¶
To ease the use of Cozy Drive on any distribution, we distribute the application using the AppImage format. This way, you have nothing to install, just download the application and run it.
Detailed instructions on Gnome¶
Click on one of these links to download Cozy Drive for your OS:
Once the binary file downloaded, go to the folder where your browser has stored it. For example, if you use Firefox, click on the folder icon in the download list.
To be able to run the application, you have to edit its properties to make it executable. Just right click on the application and select
Properties inside the context menu:
Then go to the
Permissions tab and check the box to make the application executable:
There’s no need to install the application, you can just run it from the folder you have downloaded it, but we recommend to move it to a dedicated folder to be able to find it easily. You can create an
Applications folder inside your home directory and move the application there:
Tip: you can add this folder to your bookmarks to find it easily:
From 3.26 onwards, GNOME removed the systray (that little bar with some icons) which is the interface for Cozy Drive. You will need to install an extension such as TopIcons in order to see the cozy-desktop application and launch it.
That’s all. You can now double-click on the application to launch it and connect it to your server. Have fun!
If your distribution is not supported, you can try the manual build guide.