This guide provides a step-by-step process for installing an OpenVPN file graphically without using the terminal. It helps users who may be uncomfortable with command-line interfaces or who prefer a more user-friendly approach.

  • Press the Windows/Super key.
  • Search for “VPN” or “vpn” in the search.

Search for vpn

  • Select “Network” from the Settings search result.
  • This will bring you to the “Network” panel interface.
    • Alternatively, you can directly navigate to the “Network” panel by opening Settings from the Control Center in the top right corner.

Importing the OpenVPN file

  • Once you have navigated to the Network panel, click on the plus (+) button beside the VPN.

Plus Button beside VPN

  • Various options will be displayed in the menu, select “Import from file…
  • This will open a Files dialogue box to select the file to import.
  • Select the .ovpn config file downloaded from your VPN provider.
  • This will install the OpenVPN profile on your computer.

Note: You may be prompted to enter login credentials after installing the OpenVPN configuration file.


  • You can now successfully connect to the OpenVPN profile seamlessly.