pCloud is a service that allows the storage of files online. That is to say, pCloud lets users upload files and then access them over the internet after providing authentication. It was established in Switzerland in 2013. It’s supported by Linux, macOS, and Windows Operating Systems. You may want to save on space on your computer’s hard drive. pCloud helps with that by storing your data online. The app stores your data securely, for instance, it uses zero-knowledge encryption. This encryption allows only the owner of the files to decrypt them. pCloud provides 10GB of storage for free, and a user can pay for 2TB of storage for a lifetime plan. Some of the features it offers include: managing your account and backups, syncing folders, creating shares, and encrypting files. In this guide, we will learn How to Install and Configure pCloud on Linux. So, let’s get started!

Download pCloud.

Before installing and configuring pCloud, we need to download the binary file and store it in our system. In the same vein, we need to create an account on pCloud to access the files stored online. Here is how you can download the pCloud BIN file:  Once downloading is complete, you can find the binary file in the default Downloads folder. 

Command Line (CLI) Installation.

This is one of the methods used to install and set up pCloud. It involves using the Command Terminal. Here is how you can install and configure pCloud using the command line: Therefore, we will copy it to the /usr/lib/ folder using the command below. Note that we use sudo to gain access to files that require administrative privileges. Once you log in, you will be taken to your pCloud account, where your files are stored online. 

pCloud App Launcher.

Once you have installed pCloud using the command line method above, now go ahead and configure it. This involves creating a pCloud app shortcut on your desktop. In other words, you can now use the method below to launch pCloud.  Here is how you can create a pCloud app launcher: 4. Next, paste the content below in the file created. You can now access the pCloud app on your desktop. Search for it on the search bar, and it appears on the search results. 

Graphical User Interface (GUI) Installation.

If you do not want to use the command line method, then this method is for you. It uses the Graphical User Interface to set up pCloud. Here is how to install and configure pCloud using GUI: That’s it! We have covered setting up pCloud using Graphical User Interface. Above all, these folders on pCloudDrive do not consume space on your PC. That is to say, it works like a remote file on your system. We have come to the end of our guide. In conclusion, we have learned about multiple ways How to Install and Configure pCloud on Linux. If you have any questions or suggestions, let us know in the comment section below. If this guide helped you, please share it. 🙂

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