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As an administrator, you can delete a FileCloud user account.

When a user account is deleted

  • By default, all data stored by that user is deleted
  • You can move the user's data before deleting a user in FileCloud Server version 19.1 and later
  • The user can no longer log in via browser or connect using sync client or drive client
  • The license account consumed by the user is released to "Available License" count
  • All data shared to that user will no longer be shared
  • All data shared by the user will no longer be available
Account TypeEffect
User with "Default Authentication" (Local User)

Local user account is deleted.

User with "AD or LDAP Authentication"Only the FileCloud account will be deleted. No change will be done to the user in the AD or LDAP server.

Do you want to save the data before deleting a user account?

 Yes! Move the files to a different user.

(warning)  Support for moving the files before a user deletion is currently only available through the command line in FileCloud Server version 19.1 and later.

When a user account needs to be deleted, administrators can now we move the files to a different user instead of allowing the files to be deleted with the user account.

The command is available at:


Administrators can transfer files in a user account before deleting it using the following command:

php txfilesanddeleteaccount.php -h <host> -u <user> -p /destination/path -o

      [Required] -h <host> Site host name or 'default' for default site
      [Required] -u user account whose files are to be transferred before account delete
      [Required] -p path to which the user files are to be moved before deleting account
      [Optional] -o set this flag to overwrite and merge transferred file with destination

a) Command to transfer files of user "richard" to path /tgtuser/holding of default site:

D:\work\gitrepo\cl-fc-server\server\resources\tools\fileutils>D:\xampp\php\php.exe txfilesanddeleteaccount.php -h default -u richard -p /tgtuser/holding

b) Command to transfer files of user "richard" to path /tgtuser/holding of default site, overwriting files/folders that may exists in the destination:

D:\work\gitrepo\cl-fc-server\server\resources\tools\fileutils>D:\xampp\php\php.exe txfilesanddeleteaccount.php -h default -u richard -p /tgtuser/holding -o

How do you want to delete a user account?

Use the command line

Use the Admin Portal

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