Not Syncing Folder Deletions

If anything below is incorrect, let me know - first time posting :slight_smile:

Expected behaviour

When I Delete a folder, It should sync to the Web Interface.

Actual behaviour

When I Delete a folder, I get no errors in the log from both the client or the server, Folder does not get deleted in the web interface.

Steps to reproduce

  1. Create a Folder, It syncs to the Web Interface
  2. Delete that folder, It deletes locally but not on the web interface

Server configuration

Operating system:
Lubuntu 20.04

Web server:

As per Docker image (owncloud/server:10.5)

As per Docker image (webhippie/mariadb:latest)

PHP version:
As per Docker image (owncloud/server:10.5)

ownCloud version:
As per Docker image (owncloud/server:10.5)

Storage backend (external storage):
Local storage only

Client configuration

Client version: 2.7.6

Operating system: Windows Server 2012 R2

OS language: English

Installation path of client:
C:\Program Files (x86)\ownCloud


  1. Client logfile: Output of owncloud --logwindow or owncloud --logfile log.txt
  1. Web server error log:
  1. Server logfile: ownCloud log (data/owncloud.log):
  • Unsure how to locate?-


We improved the logging in our upcoming 2.8 release.
Could you try to reproduce the issue with and provide a new set of logs.


03-02 09:46:57:601 [ critical sync.csync.vio_local ]:	CreateFileW failed on E:/Share/12 OwnCloud/Lindsay Civil Construction/FOLDER TO DELETE

we should now see the windows error, why it failed.

You can also use which allows to be installed in parallel to your productive setup.


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Hey Hannah,

Appreciate the update - Actually updating to 2.8 has resolve the issue. Deleting files either form the server OR the web interfaced now syncs correctly to all devices.