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SugarSync is a file sync and online backup tool similar to Dropbox. Unfortunately, there is no native Linux client available. However, it works well through wine.


First, install wine in order to run win32 applications:

# sudo pacman -S wine wine_gecko lib32-mpg123 lib32-libxml2 lib32-openal lib32-libpng

You will also need this package from the [multilib] repository:

# sudo pacman -S lib32-libldap

Once the packages are installed, as a egular user run winecfg (win32)

# WINEARCH=win32 winecfg

You can keep the default options. Get the SugarSync executable from the SugarSync website and run it through wine:

# wine SugarSyncSetup.exe

Follow the instructions while keeping the default options. When done, uncheck the box "Run SugarSync" and click finish.

Running the file manager

After installation, you should find the SugarSync icon on your desktop or in the start-up menu. They are just links that invoke the following command:

# env WINEPREFIX=$HOME"/.wine" wine C:\\windows\\command\\start.exe /Unix $HOME/.wine/dosdevices/c:/users/Public/Desktop/SugarSync\ Manager.lnk

If the installation went right, the "SugarSync Login" window just show. If not, look if you followed the installation instructions correctly.

Creating an account

Run the file manager (see previous section) and click on "Sign up free!". It brings you to a web page where there is a "5 GB Free Plan" to start with.