Paperless provides a wide range of customizations. Have a look at paperless.conf.example for available configuration options. Depending on how you run paperless, these settings have to be defined in different places.

  • If you run paperless on docker, paperless.conf is not used. Rather, configure paperless by copying necessary options to docker-compose.env.

  • If you are running paperless on anything else, paperless will search for the configuration file in these locations and use the first one it finds:


    Copy paperless.conf.example to any of these locations and adjust it to your needs.