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Storj Share is a cross-platform desktop application enabling users to earn money by sharing their extra hard drive space on the Storj network.

Quick Start

If you wish only to run the application, download a pre-built release from our releases page or install storjshare-gui in seconds on Ubuntu and other snap supported Linux distributions with:

snap install storjshare-gui --beta

Installing a snap is very quick. Snaps are secure. They are isolated with all of their dependencies. Snaps also auto update when a new version is released.

If you wish to build from source, follow the instructions below.


If you do not have Node.js installed already, install it with NVM.


Clone this repository and install dependencies with NPM.

git clone && cd storjshare-gui
npm install

Then you can start the application. Please note that the "Launch Storj Share on User Login" option works with only packaged releases.

npm start


Unlike a traditional Node.js project, this one has 2 separate package.json files: package.json and app/package.json. The one in the root directory only contains dependencies for the Electron-based build system. It is unlikely that you will need to modify this.

The app/package.json contains all of the application's dependencies. For more information on contributing to Storj Share, see


You can package a release for GNU/Linux, OSX, and Windows, by running the following from the project's root directory.

npm run release

Once completed, your bundle will be placed in releases/. You can only bundle a release for the operating system on which you are running, so in order to build for all supported platforms, you will need to have access to each operating system.

You can use xdissent/ievms to setup a virtual machine for Windows if you are on GNU/Linux or OSX. If you are running GNU/Linux, there are a number of resources available for setting up a virtual machine for OSX.

On Windows, NSIS is used. You have to install it (version 3.0), and add NSIS folder to PATH in environment variables, so it is reachable to scripts in this project (path should look something like C:/Program Files (x86)/NSIS).


storjshare-gui - Cross-platform desktop application fop sharing user's extra hard drive space.
Copyright (c) 2017 Storj Labs Inc.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program.  If not, see


Earn money by sharing your extra hard drive space on the Storj network.







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