Install Parsec client


Windows installer is available at the latest stable version on 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).


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 necessitates macFUSE to be installed, which can be troublesome on Big Sur. See this discussion about it and the OS’ limitations. A detailed installation guide is in the making.


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.


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]


Parsec requires Python >= 3.6 to work.