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How to set up the Internxt cloud sync tool on Linux

Dropbox, Google Drive, and other mainstream cloud sync services work pretty well on Linux. However, none of these services respect your privacy. If you need a good cloud sync tool that supports your privacy with encryption, Internxt is what you want. Here’s how to set it up on your Linux system.

Installing the Internxt Drive sync client on Linux

The Internxt service can be synced to the Linux desktop with the help of the Internext Drive desktop application. On Linux, the app is supported via Ubuntu and Debian (as a downloadable DEB package), the Arch Linux AUR, and a downloadable AppImage file.

To install the Internxt Drive client on Linux, you’ll need to open up a terminal window on the desktop. You can open up a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Or by searching for “Terminal” in the app menu and opening it that way.

With the terminal window open, the installation can begin. Set up the Internxt Drive sync client on your Linux system by following the installation instructions with the OS you use.


On Ubuntu Linux, you’ll be able to install the Internxt Drive sync client to your computer with a downloadable DEB package. To get your hands on this DEB package, run the following wget download command.

wget https://github.com/internxt/drive-desktop/releases/download/v1.8.0/internxt-drive_1.8.0_amd64.deb

After downloading the latest Internxt Drive DEB package to your Ubuntu system, you can install it using the apt install command.

sudo apt install ./internxt-drive_1.8.0_amd64.deb


If you are on Debian Linux, you will be able to install the Internxt Drive DEB package on your computer using the apt-get install command. However, first, you must download the package using the wget command.

wget https://github.com/internxt/drive-desktop/releases/download/v1.8.0/internxt-drive_1.8.0_amd64.deb

With the package downloaded to your Debian system, you can install the Internxt Drive sync client to your system using the following apt-get install command in a terminal window.

sudo apt-get install ./internxt-drive_1.8.0_amd64.deb

Arch Linux

To get the Internxt Desktop syncing client set up on your Arch Linux system, you will need to first install the Trizen AUR helper. To install this program, run the following commands in succession.

sudo pacman -S git base-devel
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/trizen.git
cd trizen/

makepkg -sri

With the Trizen AUR helper tool set up on your Linux PC, you’ll be able to install the latest release of the Internxt Drive syncing tool to your Arch Linux system using the trizen -S command down below.

trizen -S  internxt-drive-bin


To use the Internxt sync client on Fedora or OpenSUSE, you’ll need to set up the AppImage version of the app. Follow our guide on how to set up AppImageLauncher on your system.

After setting up AppImageLauncher on your system, download the latest Internxt AppImage file, and integrate it with your system using AppImageLauncher.

How to set up the Internxt cloud sync tool on Linux

To set up the Internxt cloud sync tool on your Linux PC, start by opening up the app menu and launching “Internxt Drive.” Once it is launched, follow the step-by-step instructions below.

Step 1: Create an account on the Internxt website. When you create your account, write the password down somewhere safe. Why?  as Internxt is encrypted, you cannot reset the password.

Step 2: After creating your account, use it to log into the Internxt Drive app pop-up on the Linux desktop. Once you’ve logged in, the Internxt Drive app will appear in a small area on the desktop.

Click on the gear icon and select it to access the Internxt Drive menu.

Step 3: In the Internxt Drive menu, click on “Preferences” to load the app settings. Then, check the box “Start Internxt Drive on system startup. Selecting this option will ensure that your PC is always updated with Internxt servers upon login.

Step 4: Find the “Internxt Drive Folder” and click “Change folder” if you wish to place your sync folder in a different location. Otherwise, it will stay in /home/USERNAME/Internxt/.

Step 5: Close the Internxt Drive preferences window when you’ve finished changing settings. Then, open up the Linux file manager on your PC. Once open, find the “Internxt” folder and click on it. This folder is your “sync” folder.

Step 6: Drag various files and folders you wish to sync (and encrypt) with the Internxt cloud sync service into the “Internxt” folder.

Note: Keep in mind your storage limits to avoid running out of space on your account while syncing.

Step 7: Close the Linux file manager when you’ve added all the files you wish to sync to the folder. All files should be uploaded to Internxt. To access these files on the cloud, head to the official Internxt website.


1 Comment

  1. attempted install on Arch Linux. got to the last step with the trizen -S command, but not sure what happens next. did it install? If so, where?

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