Open Source ownCloud Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to ownCloud for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best open source Windows alternative is Nextcloud. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to ownCloud and many of them are open source and available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source Windows alternatives to ownCloud are Seafile (Freemium, Open Source), IPFS (Free, Open Source), Pydio (Freemium, Open Source) and Cozy (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 22, 2021

    1. You should have full control over your data. We help you achieve that: a safe home for all your data. Secure, under your control and developed in an open, transparent and trustworthy way. We are Nextcloud.
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      Nextcloud vs ownCloud opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Nextcloud is a great alternative to ownCloud.
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      jancborchardt It’s a community-fork of ownCloud with all components being open source. :)
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

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      It Is quite similar to ownCloud, but it includes the ownCloud Enterprise Features like Collabora Online, Calender, Contacts etc... also in the free community version. The focus of Nextcloud is to be secure (2 factor auth). PS: Theres a better AppStore in Nextcloud and apps are more supported and get more updates.
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

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      Server doesn't run on Windows
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

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      Free and auto install setup
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      It is much easier to install and much more extensible, while still offering almost all features of the ownCloud.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Self hosted, open source.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      violoncello fully open source fork with more features
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    2. Seafile is a professional open source cloud storage platform for organizations. It has complete file syncing and sharing features, reliable file storage and advanced privacy protection feature.
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      Seafile vs ownCloud opinions
      Most users think Seafile is a great alternative to ownCloud.
      brianlacy OwnCloud is groupware. Seafile is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      OwnCloud is groupware. Seafile is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      It is similar to ownCloud in that it's self-hosted. Does not have apps such as Calendar, and is not compatible with the Federated Cloud sharing (ownCloud+Nextcloud+Pydio)
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      sharing is not that intuitive
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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    3. IPFS is a global, versioned, peer-to-peer filesystem. It combines good ideas from Git, BitTorrent, Kademlia, SFS, and the web. It is like a single bittorrent swarm, exchanging git objects. IPFS provides an interface as simple as the HTTP web, but with permanence built in.
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      IPFS vs ownCloud opinions
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      OwnCloud is groupware. IPFS is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    4. Pydio is the mature alternative to Dropbox and Box.com, to build your own box, on your own servers.
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      Pydio vs ownCloud opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Pydio is a great alternative to ownCloud.
      OwnCloud is groupware. Pydio is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    5. Choose simplicity, get Cozy. We all have a life and a digital life. Cozy gathers them. In your Cozy, you have all your personal data: pictures, health, bank, holidays, accessible only by you. Welcome to your new digital home.
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      Cozy vs ownCloud opinions
      Most users think Cozy is a great alternative to ownCloud.
      brianlacy Although tailored for families, it offers many of the same features as a typical groupware solution like OwnCloud -- calendaring, group messaging, sharing of files & content, etc.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      with cozy you can sync more than just files. like contacts and calendars which is more important to me than file sharing.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    6. SyncTrayzor is a wrapper for Syncthing which allows Syncthing's window to be hidden in the tray area. SyncTrayzor has a built-in web browser to manage Syncthing without opening your browser. SyncTrayzor can be configured to automatically start at PC startup.
      SyncTrayzor vs ownCloud opinions
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      OwnCloud is groupware. SyncTrayzor is a "wrapper" for SyncThing, a file-sync storage solution. Just because they appear have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable. This is not even a standalone solution!
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    7. Storj DCS is an Amazon S3 compatible, distributed, encrypted, object storage. It is aimed at developers and well suited to serve as storage backend for use cases like: Data storage and backup, multimedia storage and streaming or large file transfer.
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      Storj vs ownCloud opinions
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      OwnCloud is groupware. Storage is an object storage solution. Just because they have slightly overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    8. SparkleShare is a Free Open Source syncing tool. Its light, secure and easy to use. SparkleShare allows you to setup your own servers so you always keep control on your data.
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      SparkleShare vs ownCloud opinions
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      OwnCloud is groupware. SparkleShare is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • NGINX
      • Apache HTTP Server
      • PHP
      • Cloudron
      • lighttpd
      Jirafeau is a web site permitting to upload a file in a simple way and give an unique link to it. A demonstration of the latest version is available on jirafeau.
    9. Librevault is an open-source peer-to-peer file synchronization program, designed with convenience and privacy in mind. Our goal is to make a better alternative to BitTorrent Sync and Syncthing.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be abandoned since March 2017. Latest version, v0.1.19, released in October 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      Librevault vs ownCloud opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      OwnCloud is groupware. Librevault is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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