JottaCloud is a storage application that allows users to share files. The application can be run as a Windows Service using FireDaemon Pro, which lets you have the application start automatically at boot prior to login, start multiple instances of the application, and so forth. This HOWTO will show you how to set it up. You can also use Fusion to manage FireDaemon and other Windows services via a web browser.

JottaCloud Setup Under FireDaemon Pro

First, create a JottaCloud account if you have not already. You can do so at the official website.

Download the latest version of JottaCloud from the official website.

Install the JottaCloud application. By default it installs to C:\Program Files\Jotta

Run the JottaCloud application at least once and configure it. Right click the icon in your system tray and select Settings. Then uncheck "Launch JottaCloud when the computer starts". Add any folders you want to share.

Download and install FireDaemon Pro into the directory of your choice, typically C:\Program Files\FireDaemon.

Next start the FireDaemon GUI from the desktop shortcut. Click on the "Create a new service definition" button in the toolbar (or type Ctrl+N) and enter the information into the fields as you see below. Adjust paths to suit your installation.

Executable: The path to your jotta.exe file. The default path is C:\Program Files\Jotta\jotta.exe.

Working Directory: The directory containing your jotta.exe file. The default path is C:\Program Files\Jotta.

Parameters: None. Leave this field blank.

Now click on the Settings tab. If you DON'T want to see JottaCloud running, uncheck the Interact with Desktop check box & select “Hidden” from the “Show Window” dropdown. You must run JottaCloud as the user you installed it as. In the Logon Account field type your username (e.g. Administrator) and then enter the user's password twice in the Password and Confirm fields. You must set the job type to "Global" so that child processes are terminated properly when the service is stopped or restarted. You can change the Process Priority to allocate more CPU time to JottaCloud or specify which CPU or core JottaCloud will run on (in the case of multi-processor, hyperthreaded or multi-core CPUs).

Now click on the Install button to install and start JottaCloud!


After the JottaCloud service starts for the first time, you will need to switch to session 0 to set up your JottaCloud username and password. You only need to do this once--you don't need to do it every time your computer restarts. Right click the JottaCloud service and select the very last option to switch to session 0.

Also note that JottaCloud will not appear on the Windows context menu. To get links to files you will need to do so from the JottaCloud website.