How to remove NextCloud default files

By | July 16, 2022

Option 1: Create a new skeleton folder

  • add directory /app/data/skeleton using web terminal
  • chown www-data:www-data skeleton
  • add files to the directory, also chowning themto www-data:www-data
  • open config file with nano /app/config/config.php
  • insert line 'skeletondirectory' => '/app/data/skeleton', on a new line (i to enter insert mode)
  • press esc, then :wq and <enter> to write and save
  • new users will receive the contents of /app/data/skeleton on first log-in

Option 2: NO files added on first log-in

If you just want to remove the default skeleton (no files added on first launch), do the following:

  • open config file with nano /app/config/config.php
  • insert line 'skeletondirectory' => '', on a new line (i to enter insert mode)
  • press esc, then :wq and <enter> to write and save