Syncthing does not detect files

Syncthing does not detect any files inside a folder. e.g I have a folder Library with 30G of pdfs, epubs etc but instead it’s shown as 0. Folders are created normally between machines but the contents are not shared/detected.

  • Distro: Gentoo, Kernel: 6.1.57-gentoo-dist-hardened
  • Version: syncthing v1.24.0 “Fermium Flea” (go1.21.3 linux-amd64)


I was starting syncthing service with openrc as root, syncthing was looking at /var/lib/syncthing/ when I was using the ~ sign.

Fixed by just starting syncthing as $USER.

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