I’m not sure if I am doing this right…
After installing the sync client, I want to “Add Folder Sync Connection” to sync an arbitrary folder NOT in the default [user]\Nextcloud directory.
But, when I do this, the folder and files from the arbitrary location are duplicated into the [user]\Nextcloud directory on the local machine.
Is there a better way to do this so the files don’t get duplicated on the local machine that way?
So far, I found that I need to remove the default [user]\Nextcloud sync connection. Then, add a folder at the Nextcloud server user root location for each arbitrary folder Sync Connection.
So, this means I never sync the Nextcloud server root, but only the subfolders I create under that.
I’m running Windows.
Here is a screenshot of my setup.
I left the default NextCloud folder (C:\Users[account]\Nextcloud) empty.
Then I added a new Folder Sync Connection to an arbitrary folder, ‘C:\Testing’ in the NextCloud client app.
Then, I added a file to ‘C:\Testing’ which was synced up to the NextCloud server.
Then, the file was synced DOWN from the NextCloud server to the ‘C:\Users[account]\Nextcloud’ folder.
Thus, there are now two duplicate copies of the file on my PC. One, in ‘C:\Testing’ & the other in ‘C:\Users[account]\Nextcloud’.
I understand how and why this is happening. The logic actually makes sense. But, I can’t help but think that there should be some sort of safeguard against this sort of behavior.
I have encountered the same. The answer above is like: “This is expected behaviour”. I was expecting that the two sync connections would be independant from each other. How can I do so?
I do not want the files from one connection to be synced to a other one.
Also I appear to be able to do so without the need to enter any password for the second sync connection.
Okay, I found it. Do not go to settings, it will just show yoyu the currently active account.
I needed to add a (new) separate account: System tray - Nextcloud icon - Current account - Add
Quite normal. Although, IMHO, one could imagine that a button in the settings dialogue, next to the icon of the current account’s icon, would be handy/instructive.