Is nextcloud for me?

I’m thinking of running Nextcloud to access my files from outside my network with cloudflared or zerotier.

I only need it to be able to access multiple folders without adding anything about Nextcloud to them like metadata or config, keeping them as they are (do not confuse this with read only I want them writable).

I like features like playing videos, viewing images and documents, so this is why I think Nextcloud would be nice, even if it has a lot of other features I will not use.

Give it a try. If you only have one user you could also consider a simpler tool like Filestash and Syncthing.