Virtual File System

With ownCloud you can store, sync and share your files securely. The Virtual File System for our Desktop App enables you to only sync files to your hard drive on demand, saving storage and bandwith.

Improve usability, reduce local storage requirements

The desktop client with Virtual File System improves usability and reduces local storage requirements. Users can share files in the file manager even if they are not stored locally. The client reflects the file and folder structure of the server, regardless of whether the data is completely available locally. If a file is needed, it can be downloaded and opened with a single click.

Learn more about this feature and its advantages in our feature brief!

ownCloud feature brief: Virtual File System

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