Folks; I'm using NextCloud client in elementary, all along with the NextCloud desktop sync app. I am sure I have seen a NextCloud icon in elementary file manager on the left side (just below Network) once or twice, but at the moment it's gone and I have no idea how to make it come back there... Any ideas?

Thanks, Kristian

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    Files now has rudimentary cloud provider support for any client using the libcloudproviders DBus API. This includes NextCloud (maybe only NextCloud?). So, if a provider appears on this DBus then a corresponding entry should appear in the sidebar. I think the NextCloud client has to be running and connected for this to happen. Jun 11, 2020 at 17:34

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Hmm ok. Thanks. It seems after re-installing the NextCloud client and linking it to my configuration again, now it's there in Files. Strange. But at least it's working. Thanks! :)


Autostart Nextcloud desktop client in background

Should add --background switch to bin, example /usr/bin/nextcloud --background

Autostart folder location is ~/.config/autostart

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