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Installing The Datto Drive Desktop Client



  1. Download the client to begin the installation.
  2. Leave the default options selected to install all of the desktop client features.

  3. After completing successfully, close the install wizard and proceed with configuring the client.


  1. Download the client to begin the installation here.
  2. To begin the installation, open up/double click the archive downloaded (Should be a *.pkg file) which will open up the install wizard.

  3. Afterwards, select where you'd like to have this application installed.

  4. If successful, you should return a screen similar to the image below :


Foillow the instructions per your distribution on the page here.


The URL used for your desktop client is the subdomain URL which you wish to sync to. (Ex.

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