The following extra files have been found: assets


Please help… Error found when update NC 12.0.2 to 12.0.3RC2.

The following extra files have been found:


Just move it elsewhere

How to move it?

My assumption is you have access to the command line with the limited details provided, it will look like this:

mv /path/to/location/of/nextcloud/assets /somewhere/else

If you aren’t the root user, it will look like this:

sudo mv /path/to/location/of/nextcloud/assets /somewhere/else


Successfully moved the assets but now hit another issue permission error.

Check for write permissions
The following places can not be written to:

updater folder permission are as below

drwxr-x— 2 www-data www-data 4096 Aug 13 18:45 updater/


Actually you can remove the assets folder. It is a remaining from older times, where nextcloud used assets, but does not anymore.

About permissions: Try to chown -R www-data:www-data /path/to/nextcloud again to also set owner for all subdirectories again.

Hi ekteohwl, run these commands:

sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/nextcloud/
find /var/www/nextcloud/ -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;
find /var/www/nextcloud/ -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;

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Although assets is unused, I usually err on the side of a move in case there by some strange chance was something in there (though, that hasn’t been the case in my findings). It is an old leftover though as @MichaIng has said

Thanks a lot guys, now I am in NC 12.0.3RC2. Applying the permission again solve the permission issue.

Thank you @stratacast @MichaIng

this works :slight_smile: