Install Cozy Drive desktop client on GNU/Linux

Download link:

Supported OS:


To ease the use of Cozy Drive on any distribution, we distribute the application using the AppImage format. This way, you have nothing to install, just download the application and run it.

We provide packages for 64 bits systems. All you have to do is download the file, move it to some dedicated folder, make it executable and run it.

Note for Archlinux users: your can install Cozy Drive on your desktop using the version in the [community] repo : cozy-desktop


Cozy Drive for Desktop requires libfuse2 to work. Please install it using your favorite package manager or, on Ubuntu:

sudo apt install libfuse2

Detailed instructions

Download Cozy Drive : Cozy Drive for GNU/Linux 64 bits.

Once the file is downloaded, go to the folder where your browser has stored it. For example, if you use Firefox, click on the folder icon in the download list.

Go to download folder

Edit its properties to make it executable: right click on the application and select Properties inside the context menu:

Edit the properties of the application

Then go to the Permissions tab and check the box to make the application executable:

Allow to launch the application

Cozy Drive is ready to use!

Access the app on GNOME

From GNOME 3.26 and above, systray icons have been removed. This is where you could see some apps running, including Cozy Drive for Desktop.

In order to see Cozy Desktop, you will need to install an extension such as AppIndicator and KStatusNotifierItem Support in order to see the cozy-desktop application when running.

That’s all. You can now double-click on the application to launch it and connect it to your Cozy. Have fun!

Access the app on i3wm

Open ~/.cozy-desktop/config.json, and set "gui": {"visibleOnBlur": true}  so the popover stays on top of other windows.

To go further:

Integrating Cozy Drive with your File Browser

Some files synchronised on your computer can be modified online to benefit from Cozy's built-in features. This is the case for Cozy notes for example (*.cozy-note files)
In order to integrate Cozy Drive into your computer's file browser, we recommend the use of appimaged, available here:

Move your app to a dedicated folder

You can simply run the application from the folder you have downloaded it in, but we recommend to move it to a dedicated folder to be able to find it easily. You can create an Applications folder inside your home directory and move the application there:

Create a new folder
Name the new folder
Move the application to the folder

Tip: you can add this folder to your bookmarks to find it easily:

Bookmark the folder


More in deep insights on the GNU/Linux client.

If your distribution is not supported, you can try the manual build guide.