Nextcloud version (eg, 20.0.5): server 25.0.4, client 3.8.1 (Windows)
Operating system and version (eg, Ubuntu 20.04): Windows 10
Apache or nginx version (eg, Apache 2.4.25): 2.4.41-4
PHP version (eg, 7.4): 7.4
The issue you are facing:
I’ve been using nextcloud on my own server and with windows cloud for years. Today after I started my windows nextcloud asked me to log in (never happened before). I logged in and granted access to the client using web. Then the client asked me to select a sync folder - but I already have a sync folder (C:\Users\Martin\Nextcloud) with all data. So instead of the proposed Nextcloud2 folder I selected the original Nextcloud folder.
Then I was presented with few options.
I don’t want to sync anything from the server. I also don’t want to erase any data and I assume ‘keep local data’ means that everything on the server will be replaced with local data. Why can’t I simply keep local data without syncing anything as the data is equal?
Why is this happening? Why can’t Nextcloud client recognize that the folder already exists and simply resume standard operation?
Is this the first time you’ve seen this error? (Y/N): Y
Steps to replicate it:
Don’t know. It appears as if Nextcloud client suddenly lost settings, but not sync folder.