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Since the conversion of the cloud, the previous shares and the mounted external storage are no longer usable. So far, it is only possible again to re-mount the home directory as external storage.

The home directory is no longer manually mounted as external storage, but is done automatically. In order to finish configuring it, you will need an app password. The following step by step instructions describe the procedure.

Project shares are not working again yet. Please create a ticket if you need to mount such a network drive again via the cloud.

Step 1

In the file overview there is a new directory "Central Home". This is highlighted in pink.

If you have already integrated external storage, this will be highlighted in pink in the file overview, as the configuration no longer works (see step 5).

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Step 2

You will now need an app password. To do this, log in to the Self-Service portal with your new password.

Click on the "NextCloud (Home Directory)" tile and create an app password for yourself. You can copy this directly to the clipboard while doing so.

Step 3

Click on the new "Central Home" directory in the cloud. You will now be asked to enter the access data.

  • User name: Your central user ID (e.g. ab12cdef)
  • Password: Your just created app password (cf. step 2)

Afterward the configuration is complete.

Step 4

If you have already mounted your home directory as external storage earlier, you can transfer all files and directories to the new share.

To do this, call the network drive \\\username:

A new directory "cloud" was automatically created in your home directory, if none existed already. This is the new directory for cloud inclusion.

Simply move all files from your previous share directory to the new "cloud" directory. You can then access the files again via the cloud.

If your previous share directory is already named this way, step 4 is obsolete, since the synchronization has already been completed.

Step 5

If you had already included external storage, you can remove it. To do so, click on your profile in the upper right corner and on "Settings" in the drop-down menu. Select "External storage" on the left. You can now remove all memories with a red symbol in front of them.

To do this, click on the three dots in the respective line on the right and select "Disconnect" in the drop-down menu at the very bottom.