Disable Syncing of External Storage

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The issue you are facing: I have a shared drive connected to nextcloud through External Storage. I would like to prevent syncing of that drive to the desktop client. I cannot seem to find an option for this. I have seen a lot of topics for older versions but rarely a solution.

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

Steps to replicate it:

  1. Install Desktop Client
  2. Select Folder for connected external storage to sync
  3. Start sync.

The output of your Nextcloud log in Admin > Logging:


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/____:


Look at the first tab (labeled with your account name) of the desktop client:

In the folders view at the bottom half, there’s a little unfolding arrow left to each configured folder. If you unfold the folder, you can enable for each subfolder if it should be synced to that device, or not.

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