WorkSpaces Desktop Client: PydioSync

PydioSync is the desktop client for your WorkSpaces. It is offers real-time synchronization of your WorkSpaces against a local folder on your computer. That means when you make changes in the folder on your desktop, or in the WorkSpaces area via your Web browser, the changes will automatically be made in the other direction. This ensures your files are the same locally and on the server.

Install the Desktop Client

You can download desktop clients for Windows (7, 8, and 10 - 64 bit), MacOSX(10.8, 10.9, 10.10), and Linux.

Configure Desktop Client

Once you've installed the desktop client, you need to connect it to your WorkSpaces, as outlined below.

PydioSync Welcome Screen

  • select GET STARTED button (If this screen is white, please refer to the Troubleshooting section below for a workaround.)

PydioSync Welcome Screen

Configure Connection

  • ensure that HTTPS is selected
  • the server address is
  • provide your UPEI username and password in the boxes provided
  • then select CONNECT

PydioSync - Configure Connection Screen Image


Step 1: Select a workspace

  • select My Files

PydioSync - Select a workspace

Step 2: Select a destination

  • select a folder on your local computer

PydioSync - Select a destination

Step 3: Select optional parameters

  • You can change the name of the sync

  • You can adjust advanced options including:
    • sync direction: bi-directional
    • sync frequency: automatically
    • versioning conflicts: Automatic and keep both

PydioSync Advanced Options Configuration Screen


Step 4: Ready for ignition

  • syncs your local folder with your Pydio workspace
  • select FIRE THE ROCKET to begin sync

syncronize local folder with pydio folder

Step 5: Sync update

  • provides a status of last update.

syncronization update.


If the Pydio screen is white, this is the result of a known ESET Antivirus software used across the UPEI campus. To fix this problem, follow these steps:

  • Right-click the pydio icon in the taskbar and select quit
  • Right-click the ESET icon in the taskbar and select "Open ESET endpoint security"
  • Select Advanced Setup
  • Select Edit for Excluded Applications
  • Click Add and select Pydio-ui.exe and Pydio-agent.exe from drop-down list
  • Click Ok and verify same when prompted by Windows
  • Close and Re-open pydio desktop client and follow the prompts

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