Restore user / file association

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#1

I’m using NextClouPi v.0.67.2 (NextCloud 14.0.4) and there I’ve executed the rc-init command.
Now all the settings are gone, but the files of the past users are all still there /media/USBdrive/ncdata/.
Now I would like to reassociate new users to the old file folders to make them visible on the files app.

Just creating a new user with the same name does not work out.

Any help appreciated.

Thank you and kind regards


#2

If the new user’s data folder has the same name as the old one, then a running a manual file scan should help:

sudo -u www-data php </path/to/NC-Folder/occ> files:scan --all

Your NC folder will likely be in /vaw/www/nextcloud, but that could also be something else.


#3

Unfortunately that didn’t help.
The NextCloud folder is indeed /var/www/nextcloud/
The old users folder is at /media/USBdrive/user1/
The new users account name is “user1” as well.

Is there anyway to set the user storage folder in the seetings or so?


#4

Looks like you previously used the externa storage module, to place the user folders onto te external USB drive. If nothing else works… you still can use a symlink from /media/USBdrive/user1/ to /var/www/nextcloud/data/.

There are other, more involved options as well, but I’d check the external storage app first.


#5

edit config.php and set the path of the datadir to /media/XXX, then you can rescan as mentioned above


#6

I had to change the data directory as it was set to default at /var/www/…
My old data was instead at /media/USBdrive/…
Aftrewards I run the files scan command budy mentioned.