Refresh owncloud file cache

I came across an issue with owncloud where I had manually placed files in my user directory but the files were not showing up in owncloud. I found from here that you can access the owncloud console directly and trigger a re-scan of your files.

To trigger a re-scan, open up a terminal session to your owncloud server and run the following command:

php /path/of/owncloud/console.php files:scan --all

This will trigger a re-scan of all files for all users. You can replace –all with a userid if you just want to scan a specific user’s folder instead.

4 thoughts on “Refresh owncloud file cache”

  1. This is useful but it would need to be run as the apache user – usually www-data like this:

    sudo -u www-data php /path/of/owncloud/console.php files:scan –all

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