Can I disable online text editing?

We’re trying to use Nextcloud to store and share some research data. I like people being able to see the text files online, but we’re running into issues with people accidentally making changes to the files.

Is there a way to disable online editing of text files?

Use the ... in the share dialog and untick the “allow edit” box. If you want to disable editing by default for new shares, you can set this under Settings > Maintenance > Sharing.

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Sorry, about the noise. I totally wrote nonsense here.
@j-ed is right.

@Schmu He hasn’t asked for combination of “upload” and “read-only”, but a function to prevent editing for documents in a folder. Afaik, it is already possible to prevent editing of a folder, isn’t it?


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