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Desktop sync "not allowed becuase you don't have permission to add subfolders to that folder"

Phillip 6 months ago • updated 2 months ago 8

Hi,


I have a new issue. Using the nextcloud app I can sync thinks reasonably happily. However, If I create  a new folder on the pc within the @home directory it fails to sync to the server.


- I can create directories within existing directories.

- I can create directories in the home folder via the web.

- There is still space on the drive




I saw some comments online recomending sync hidden files in the app. This didnt seem to help.


Permissions are as follows:


I think this is right and it seems to work ok from the webapp.

Any thoughts as to why this might not be working in the base/home directory only? Is it a webdav issue?

Thanks in advance,

Phillip

Answer

Answer


Remove in the nextcloud "folder sync connection" as per the above, then re add with the "add folder sync connection" and select the "@Home" folder as the target rather than the root "nextcloud" (aka Filerun)



Cheers,
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I suggest redoing the sync settings from scratch, making sure the folders you already have on your computer are not set as read-only, and also making sure you are using Nextcloud 2.3.3.1 (or higher) and the latest FileRun version (as there was a known issue withe older versions regarding folders being marked as read-only).

Hi Vlad,


I am running the lastest versions. I havent really made any progress here though.


I can make  directories and files in "@home" on the web app, or via webdav using a 3rd party program, but I cant in the nextcloud desktop app.


I have also tried the owncloud app and it also doesnt let me make folders or file in "@home".


It works as expected within subfolders.


Anthing else I can try?


(also the forum doesnt seem to send emails even when I am following a thread?)


Thanks,

I'm having the same issue on my instance. I'm using the latest file run instance and php 7.2.9

I found that deleting the folder share and building it again in nextcloud allowed me to select @Home as the root directory rather than the filerun root.


This let me sync the directory as expected.


However the built in folder sharing does not really work because it doesn't show up in @home but rather as a new @whatever in the filerun root.


Doing this completely fixed my problem! Now if only we can get the NextCloud iOS app to work too!!

Not sure I understand. Where do you delete, which folder exactly?

Answer


Remove in the nextcloud "folder sync connection" as per the above, then re add with the "add folder sync connection" and select the "@Home" folder as the target rather than the root "nextcloud" (aka Filerun)



Cheers,

Thank you for the clarification!