Test the ownCloud desktop client

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

First, ensure that the ownCloud desktop client is correctly configured. Then, follow these steps:

  • Open a document creator such as a word processor or text editor.

  • Type some content in the document, and then save it to the local directory that was specified during configuration of the ownCloud desktop client.

  • Wait a moment and then click the “Sync Protocol” tab. Sync messages for that file and others appear.

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  • Open a web browser and log into your ownCloud interface.

  • Click the “Documents” folder, and verify that your file was uploaded.

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  • Click the home icon in the breadcrumbs above the list of files.

  • Click the “Photos” folder and the upload icon. In the resulting pop-up menu, click “Upload”.

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  • Select an image file and click “Open”.

  • Confirm that the photo uploaded using the browser-based interface.

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  • Switch to the desktop client. Confirm that the file you uploaded to the web interface appears in the “Activity” tab.

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You’ve now validated the installation of the desktop client.

Last modification April 8, 2020