External Storage Support NextCloud 16


I am on nextcloud 16.0.4.

Today one of my customers asked for external storage support to connect an external FTPS to his nextcloud.

But I can no longer find the External Storage Support app.

I would appreciate if you help me with this issue.

Thank you in advanced

The External storage app is part of the Nextcloud 16 base package. Open the Apps menu in the upper right corner, select Apps and scroll down to enable it.

Thank you for your reply.

I have searched in the Apps but I can not find it. Maybe the name is changed ?

That the name which is displayed on my server:


Just open Settings -> External Storage

Thank you for the reply.

Thats the thing, I dont have it there!!!

As I already wrote it is part of the standard Nextcloud archive. Check if a files_external directory exists in your app directory. If not, extract it from the archive file to the folder.


Dear J-ed,

I really appreciate your help.

After your answer I contacted my server admin and they confirmed that they have disabled this feature due to the security reasons.

I hope this thread would be useful for others.

Again thank you :grinning::+1:t2:

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