Local storages provide access to any directory on the Nextcloud server. Since this is a significant security risk, Local storage can only be configured in the Nextcloud admin settings. Non-admin users cannot create Local storage mounts.

Use this to mount any directory on your Nextcloud server that is outside of your Nextcloud data/ directory. This directory must be readable and writable by your HTTP server user. These ownership and permission examples are on Ubuntu Linux:

sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /path/to/localdir
sudo chmod -R 0750 /path/to/localdir

Important: If you use consecutive commands, make sure, you are user www-data:

sudo -u www-data bash
cd /path/to/localdir
mkdir data

In the Folder name field enter the folder name that you want to appear on your Nextcloud Files page.

In the Configuration field enter the full filepath of the directory you want to mount.

In the Available for field enter the users or groups who have permission to access the mount. By default all users have access.


See Configuring External Storage (GUI) for additional mount options and information.

See External Storage authentication mechanisms for more information on authentication schemes.