I cannot upload directory to ownCloud 8.25 in WebGui. There was/is a bug about it 2013 but it seems to be back now once again.
Can you upload directory to ownCloud in Ubuntu 16.04?
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The user cannot upload a folder through the web browser based
This is not a bug. This is how file upload function works under browsers (they accept files only).
Use the desktop client and share the particular folder you want to upload. All subfolders and files will be synced subsequently, thus reducing burden of making folders.
Installing owncloud-client in ubuntu 16.04
Here is the Official page > Official page for Owncloud Client installation
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:/ownCloud:/desktop/Ubuntu_16.04/ /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/owncloud-client.list"
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install owncloud-client
After installation you have to login to the server, and sync with the server. By default this will make a sync folder as,
Now, the user can simply place their folder which they want to sync inside this owncloud folder, and it will be synced to the server.
Right click >
Settings > uncheck folder you do not want to be synced. (Unchecked folders will be removed from the Local file system !)
You can upload folder without desktop client using webdav protocol.
If your owncloud server is on
example.org/owncloud then from your file manager go to:
For nautilus or GNOME:
davs://example.org/owncloud/remote.php/webdav for secure connection.
For KDE and Dolphine:
And then you can use Owncloud like a local folder e.g. drag and drop your folder there.