Editing Config.php for local storage

Yes i am new.

I simply need to Edit my config.php to allow local storage but cannot.
Im on Ubuntu 16.04 desktop with owncloud 10 via VM from Owncloud
running sudo nano /var/www/owncloud/config/config.php says Directory doesnt exist, but from the screenshots you can that i do have the config file, if i type in the url first.

Please someone help me, ive been trying to add local storage for over a month, and the documentation now has me in circles


I supppose you are running the appliance here, since you wrote “VM”

In this case the data and configure directory are in a different place.

The config php is in the /conf directory. Next to the /data

fyi i am attempting to get in config/config.php so that i can add a line about > allow external local storage etc

Regarding this portion

The config php is in the /conf directory. Next to the /data

Im afraid i do not understand. Could you be more speciifc?

So then would i sudo nano /var/lib/univention-appcenter/apps/owncloud/conf then add /config/config.php ??

This is the final step to setting up OC, ive been at this since march. Self teaching linux.

I cannot begin to tell you how grateful i am for your reply dmitry

Well, since its a teaching exercise, I would cd or ls to the target file before just right nano'ing it :smiley:

If the file is there - you will see it with cd or ls, if the file is not there and you open nano - you get an empty file.

the path to the config.pho would be


Hope it helps :slight_smile:


What did you change in that file so that you could have local storage?

'files_external_allow_create_new_local' => true,