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I have just installed OwnCloud on a Raspberry Pi 3 with Jessie Pixel 4.4 on board. I have specified the following folder in config.php file:

'datadirectory' => '/media/user/ownCloud'

The thing is that after createing a new ownCloudUser, OwnCloud authomatically created new /ownCloudUser folder in path specified above. As a result all files are stored under

/media/user/ownCloud/ownCloudUser

Is it possible to setup OwnCloud in the way that /media/user/ownCloud will be root folder for ownCloudUser?

  • Raspbian is off-topic here. – user589808 Nov 19 '16 at 16:18
  • Thanks for specifying, but I don't think problem is OS related – Alexandr Zhurkov Nov 19 '16 at 16:29
  • That's not the point. The point is it isn't supported here (off-topic). – user589808 Nov 19 '16 at 16:31
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Each user on owncloud has a private home folder.

The datadirectory is where owncloud will store the files for all users. Every user will create a new separate folder.

Two quick guesses as to why you would want to control this is because you either want to share some files or you want to preload the user.


If what you're trying to do is share a folder for multiple users, you can do that through owncloud.

If you want to preload the folder with data. Owncloud keeps a record of files on the database. This is possible, but a bit more involved than simply dropping files. You need to use occ on the server to run the files:scan operation.

The full command would be

php occ files:scan 

You can use -h for more information.

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