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Seafile is an open-source, cross-platform file-hosting software system.

Files are stored on a central server and can be synchronized with personal computers and mobile devices through apps.

Files on the Seafile server can also be accessed directly via the server's web interface.

Files on the server can be encrypted with client-side encryption, so that only authorized clients can view them.

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How do I access Seafile?

Seafile will be available from your dashboard (https://<username>>), or directly, at https://<username>

How do I use it?

Upon first login, you'll be prompted for credentials. Your credentials have been pre-setup as follows:

  • User: <email you used on signup>
  • Password: changeme


You should immediately navigate to settings, and change your password!

Can I access synced data from my other apps?

No. Seafile uses git-like commits to track the sync state of files, which is why it's so fast, but consequently the files are unreadable in any other app. If you want to transfer files for the purposes of accessing with other apps (i.e. streaming with Jellyfin), then use File Browser.

Can you see my files?

No. All we can see are blobs. And if you enable encryption on your libraries, all we'll see are encrypted blobs!

Seafile also works with

How do I get support for Seafile?

  1. For general use of Seafile, refer to the official site or to one of the links below.
  2. For specific support re your ElfHosted configuration / account, see the ElfHosted support options!

Seafile resources