Nextcloud - Coastal Carolina University
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ITS offers and supports Nextcloud (formerly ownCloud), a file storage and sharing system. Similar to other cloud-based services such as Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive, Nextcloud allows files to be shared with anyone. Nextcloud has industry-level security, better user collaboration with improved speed, and protection for your confidential data. Each Nextcloud user is allowed 5GB of space and may upload files of up to 1GB to share with anyone, regardless of whether or not they have a CCU account. Files may be accessed from desktop computers or mobile devices both on and off campus.

Get started: for new accounts

‌Request a Nextcloud account online through the ITS Service Center. Once your account is set up:‌

Other options for sharing and storing files include OneDrive or Network Storage on the T drive.

For existing accounts

If you already have a Nextcloud account (, you will need to copy folders and files from your current account and move them to the new version of Nextcloud ( For instructions for relocating files, select from the following options: