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A message says I am limited to syncing folders in c:\My Documents\ .

Do I understand this correctly? If so, it looks like a stupid design decision to me.

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Are you talking about Ubuntu One? – green Aug 19 '12 at 17:51
In Ubuntu, one can only sync folders - with Ubuntu One - inside the home directory. I guess that would be the same with Windows, you can probably sync with folders only from inside of your My Documents directory. – Peachy Aug 19 '12 at 23:54

Ubuntu One FAQ makes it clear that you can select only those folders in your Home directory to synchronize.

No, currently you can only select to synchronize folders inside your home directory on both Windows and Ubuntu.

You can probably try symlinking/creating a junction in Windows to try put content from outside folders into your Ubuntu One folder and try syncing it+.

+note that I haven't yet tried this.

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* But I have found it to work in a VM – hexafraction Aug 20 '12 at 12:25

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