Configuration File

Introduction

The ownCloud Client uses a configuration file. It has several sections for particular settings. You will find more sections in the configuration file than described here. Do not change any of those settings except support advises you to do so.

Location of the Configuration File

The location of the configuration file depends on the operating system used. You can locate this configuration file as follows:

System Location

Linux

$HOME/.config/ownCloud/owncloud.cfg

Microsoft Windows

%APPDATA%\ownCloud\owncloud.cfg

macOS

$HOME/Library/Preferences/ownCloud/owncloud.cfg

The configuration file contains settings using the Microsoft Windows .ini file format. You can overwrite changes using the ownCloud configuration dialog.

Use caution when making changes to the ownCloud Client configuration file. Incorrect settings can produce unintended results.

Section [ownCloud]

Variable Default Meaning

remotePollInterval

30000

Specifies the poll time for the remote repository in milliseconds.

forceSyncInterval

7200000

The duration of no activity after which a synchronization run shall be triggered automatically.

fullLocalDiscoveryInterval

3600000

The interval after which the next synchronization will perform a full local discovery.

notificationRefreshInterval

300000

Specifies the default interval of checking for new server notifications in milliseconds.

Section [General]

Variable Default Meaning

chunkSize

10000000
(or 10 MB)

Specifies the initial chunk size of uploaded files in bytes. The client will dynamically adjust this size within the maximum and minimum bounds (see below).

maxChunkSize

100000000
(or 100 MB)

Specifies the maximum chunk size of uploaded files in bytes.

minChunkSize

1000000
(or 1 MB)

Specifies the minimum chunk size of uploaded files in bytes.

targetChunkUploadDuration

60000
(1 minute)

Target duration in milliseconds for chunk uploads. The client adjusts the chunk size until each chunk upload takes approximately this long. Set to 0 to disable dynamic chunk sizing.

promptDeleteAllFiles

true

If a UI prompt should ask for confirmation if it was detected that all files and folders were deleted.

crashReporter

true

Whether to show the crash reporter when a crash occurs.

timeout

300

The timeout for network connections in seconds.

moveToTrash

false

If non-locally deleted files should be moved to trash instead of deleting them completely. This option only works on linux

showExperimentalOptions

false

Whether to show experimental options that are still undergoing testing in the user interface. Turning this on does not enable experimental behavior on its own. It does enable user interface options that can be used to opt in to experimental features.

Section [Proxy]

Variable Default Meaning

host

127.0.0.1

The address of the proxy server.

port

8080

The port were the proxy is listening.

type

2

* 0 for System Proxy
* 1 for SOCKS5 Proxy
* 2 for No Proxy
* 3 for HTTP(S) Proxy