Install Parsec client

Windows

Windows installer is available at the latest stable version on parsec.cloud. Otherwise, it is possible to download a specific Parsec version on GitHub, for exemple to make Parsec work on a 32 bits computer (installers named parsec-vX.Y.Z-win32-setup.exe).

Linux

Parsec is available on Snap:

If you are familiar with Snap, you may notice that Parsec snap is provided in classic mode (i.e. without sandbox). This is needed because Parsec needs Fuse to mount your data as a virtual directory, which is not allowed by the Snap sandbox.

Note

You can install the snap from the command line by doing:

sudo snap install parsec --classic

Via pip

Given that Parsec is written in Python, an alternative is to install it through pip (the Python package repository).

pip install parsec-cloud

Or intall it with all its dependencies, for the GUI.

pip install parsec-cloud[all]

Note

Parsec requires Python >= 3.9 to work.

MacOS

MacOS (10.15, >= 11.0) installer is available as a DMG installer on GitHub (installer named parsec-vX.Y.Z-macos-amd64.dmg).

The MacOS version needs FUSE for MacOS to be installed, which can be troublesome on Big Sur. See this discussion about it and the OS’ limitations.

FUSE for MacOS installation

From FUSE for MacOS website, you can find the lastest version to download at the indicated location.

FUSE for MacOS download screen

Open the .dmg file and follow its instructions to install. If the opening fails, check the App Store and identified developers box in System Preferences > Security & Privacy:

MacOS path to Security and Privacy MacOS allow identified developer

To change this setting, click the lock first which will require admin rights.

Once the installation is done, a System Extension Updated window will pop up. Click Open Security Preferences, and click the lock, then click Allow:

System Extension Updated window MacOS allow extension

Finally, reboot your Mac to complete the installation.