Providing Default Files

You may distribute a set of default files and folders to all users by placing them in the owncloud/core/skeleton directory on your ownCloud server. These files appear only to new users after their initial login, and existing users will not see files that are added to this directory after their first login. The files in the skeleton directory are copied into the users’ data directories, so they may change and delete the files without affecting the originals.

This screenshot shows a set of photos in the skeleton directory.


They appear on the user’s ownCloud Files page just like any other files.


Additional Configuration

The configuration option skeletondirectory available in your config.php allows you to configure the directory where the skeleton files are located.

These files will be copied to the data directory of new users.

Leave this directory empty if you do not want to copy any skeleton files.

The value of the skeletondirectory key must not be empty if you decide to use it in your config.php.

See Sample Config PHP Parameters for more the complete list of config.php options.