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An easy efficiency boost

ownCloud’s Virtual File System: Save storage and bandwidth on our Desktop App. Sync files to your hard drive on-demand.

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.

ownCloud Virtual File System

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The Virtual File System in action.

Virtual File System activated

The ownCloud desktop client indicates if the Virtual File System is enabled.

Virtual File System make files available

The context menu allows for easy switching between local and virtual for each file and folder.

virtual file system synced

Files with a green checkmark have been synced locally while a cloud, icon indicates a virtual file.

Virtual File System context menu

The context menu is available for virtual files, too.

About ownCloud

ownCloud enables users to collaborate while retaining digital sovereignty, empowering them to easily edit, share, and access files regardless of device or location. Tailored open-source solutions, prevent backdoors or vendor lock-in.


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