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For example, I uploaded 13 files, now I want to put them in a folder for better organization. Right now I cannot see a way to move files around once uploaded. I would hate to have to reupload all my files again just to put them in folders.

I am using a Mac.

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You can re-organise the files in to new folders, using nautilus file manager on your computer.
(inside your ubuntu one or other synced folders)

They will then be re-synced to reflect the location changes on ubuntu one.
Only the new folders will be uploaded.

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I am on a Mac and I know there is no desktop software available. With that said, am I going to have to re-upload if I want to organize? – Brad B Jul 16 '12 at 12:40
To be honest I don't know as I don't have a Mac. I have edited your question to include this information, changes should appear shortly & someone with more experience of Mac's should answer. Sorry not to be of more help. :o( – Fernhill Linux Project Jul 16 '12 at 13:10
Thank you very much, I appreciate your time! – Brad B Jul 16 '12 at 14:37

Unfortunately, the web interface does not provide a way to move files.

If you need to do this from a Mac, you could try using the u1ftp API demonstration program I wrote, which lets you manage your files through a stub FTP server running locally.

Simply download the ZIP file from and run the following from the terminal:


Now use an FTP client to connect to localhost on port 2121 using your Ubuntu One credentials. Performing moves or renames should happen fully server side, and avoid re-uploading the files.

While MacOS's Finder has some FTP capabilities, it only supports read-only operations so is not suitable for this job. Pretty much any of the dedicated FTP clients should do the trick though.

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