Mostly for my own benefit I’ve written a short worked example of how you can change a user’s default files and folders (aka ‘the skeleton folder’) when you have installed Nextcloud AIO Docker. It might be helpful for others:
Feedback or suggestions gratefully received (though replies likely slow).
NB - I would have posted this in ‘How to’ but don’t have the forum kudos to do so…
Hmm. Despite having read that page (I thought fairly thoroughly) and doing a whole lot of googling; I completely missed that paragraph. Would have made things easier a couple of weeks ago…
I’ll run through this and update / amend / delete the post when I have time.
Very much appreciate your correction.
I’ve thought about this a bit more and why this happened.
Kind of figured it out. I’m new to Nextcloud. So the original question I needed to answer was “How do I change the default files and folders that a user sees in Nextcloud.” I read the FAQ. There was nothing on it.
There is a section that tells you how to “define a custom skeleton directory.” But of course you need to know that defining a custom skeleton directory is what changes the default files and folders. Although I don’t think ‘skeleton directory’ is a bad name at all, I don’t think you would necessarily know what it does without some background context.
Of course when after I had figured out that I needed to change the skeleton directory, from looking up other resources; I had already discounted the FAQ (I mean I’d already read that right - and it wasn’t there). Of course in hindsight it would have been great if when I’d heard about the skeleton directory I had re-read the FAQ, but it just didn’t occur to me.
I wouldn’t mind raising an issue on Github to add a bit more context on this para on the FAQ, basically saying what the problem is that you are trying to solve / provide context. I’d be happy to raise the issue / pull request myself (though not tonight…).