Cannot view long file paths for sync errors

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The issue you are facing:

Unless I am missing something incredibly basic: Unlike older versions (or indeed owncloud previously) it is no longer possible for a desktop client user to view the full text of sync log errors (eg about files that have failed to sync) when the file path is long.

The pop-up window from the client process (which cannot be resized) shows only the first part of the file path. The desktop client shows the tail end of the file path.

Clicking on the pop-up takes you to the server’s web-page, but doesn’t show the log entry or log file (or even indicate where it might be or how to view it).

Clicking on the truncated entry in the desktop client main window (which used to open the logfile data in a new desktop window so you could read it in full), now simply opens the unsizeable popup!

Refering to the docs doesn’t help as they fail to say where the logfile might be found or how it might be viewed and contain a comment saying that documentation on this is yet to be addressed.

Is there any way in which a desktop client user can get to see a list of files (including the path etc) that have problems?



Is this the first time you’ve seen this error? (Y/N): N

Steps to replicate it:

The output of your Nextcloud log in Admin > Logging:


NOT RELEVANT as this does not contain details of sync errors!
The output of your config.php file in /path/to/nextcloud (make sure you remove any identifiable information!):


The output of your Apache/nginx/system log in /var/log/____:


Please find the logfile in