Windows desktop app; re-uploads instead of moves

Expected behaviour

In Windows explorer I do any of the following.

  • Rename a folder
  • Rename a file
  • Move a file from one directory to another

All of these can be accomplished by a simple move operation.

Actual behaviour

Sometimes a “move” is used
Sometimes files are deleted on the server and re-uploaded.
I see no obvious pattern in how it chooses what method to use.

I though maybe it depended on file size, but even moving a large (500 MB file) into a sub-folder and later back resulted in a “move” down on the sever (OK) and later a totally unnecessary server “delete/re-upload” on returning to the original folder.

This is very inefficient and there is no obvious reason for it

Steps to reproduce

  1. Select a file in Windows Explorer
  2. Drag to a sub-folder, observe Sync log and wait until idle
  3. Select same file again and drag and drop back to original place, observe sync log
  4. Repeat or vary file or folder until delete/upload is used

Server configuration

Operating system:Ubuntu 18.04

Web server: Apache/2.4.29 (Ubuntu)

Database: mySQL Ver 15.1 Distrib 10.1.43-MariaDB, for debian-linux-gnu (x86_64) using readline 5.2

PHP version: 7.2.24

ownCloud version:

Storage backend (external storage): SMB attached drive

Client configuration

Client version: 2.6.0

Operating system:Windows 10



Log file when moving Test_file.txt to a sub folder and back…
Test_log.txt (17.7 KB)