The following document provides a in-depth look at using the CloudStor Sync Client.


The first step is to download the client(s) - for the Windows, Linux and Mac OS X paltforms, you can do so at the following link


For mobile clients, please install these from the respective APP stores


Locate the downloaded file and double-click to start the install



Choose "Next" at the selections screen or use the drop-down to choose custom install options


Choose "Next" at the location screen or alter the location as required


The installation will start


The installation completes - click "Next"


Click next to close the installation program and start the Sync Client


Insert the server url as ""


Insert your login name and password ( this should have been provided to you already )


Choose the local folder that you would like to sync to the cloud; for the moment, make sure this is an unused/empty/new folder - if unsure, accept the default if you have not used the sync client previously, and click "Connect"


The setup is complete - click "Finish"


You will find the Sync Client icon in your system tray ( Windows ) or in the notification bar ( MacOS X and Linux )


Click on the sync client icon ( or right-click and settings ) to bring up the tool. There may be some sample documents that are installed on the cloud server by default; these will be synced into your local cloud folder as a test. You can follow any sync actions on the activity page of the sync client.


The account tab shows the status of your connection to the cloud as well as the status of any folders  that you have setup for syncing. Note that by default, the original folder created during installation will sync to the root of your cloud folder so no more sync folders can be added. If you intend to only sync from the default location, then you can leave the configuration as is. If you need to sync multiple local folders to the cloud, then we will need to delete the default sync entry and create new entries. Delete a sync entry does not remove the existing data from either local or cloud locations.


The general tab shows the current client version as well as a few settings for program use


The network tab allows you to set a proxy and control bandwidth usage


Note that there will be dot files ( also known as hidden files ) in each local folder that you are syncing - do not remove these as they are used to control the the synchronisation process. Removing these may result in your files being sync'd again ( unnecessarily so )


To add additional local folders for syncing, first remove the default sync entry that is created  as part of the installation. Then click Add on the "Account" tab to create a new sync entry. Choose the local folder you would like to sync to the cloud and give it an alias.


Select the location in the cloud where you would like to sync the local folder to - if not already created, you can create this anywhere as long as it is not above or below an existing sync path. You can created hierarchies of syncs  as well eg.






The folder is created and selected, now select "Add Folder" at the lower right corner of the dialogue box


The new sync entry has been added - if there are any files in the local folder ( or for that matter in the cloud folder for existing locations ), these will now be synced - the image below shows a sync in progress


The sync is complete and all files/folders are up to date both locally and in the cloud. If you were to add any files to either the local or remote folder, these would be synced to the opposite end automatically as long as the sync client is running. The account tab will also allow you to keep track of your quota usage or create exclusions for files/folders that you do not want to sync.


You can also use the web portal to manage or access your files/folders


 Click the drop-down icon in the top left corner of the portal to access additional features such as pictures, calendar, contacts and documents

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