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I have the following problem:

  • System resides on drive C:

  • User data resides on drive A: - it's a partition of a fixed, built-in hdd.

  • Users directory is on drive A: and it is rewritten in the Registry (HKEY_SOFTWARE/..Microsoft/Windows NT/ProfileList) properly.

  • Everything handles it nicely.

  • Ubuntu One is able to sync its own folder.

Except, when I try to sync anything outside the ubuntu one folder, it says

The chosen directory "A:\Users\username\My Documents" os not valid. Please choose a folder inside your "A:\Users\username" directory, and not overlapping with any existing cloud folder.

I'm interested even in config files, editing binary files, registry, whatever, I just want this to be fixed in a few days - or rather, I want a free autobackup solution, hopefully with realtime file change watch and without duplicating all the files with Synctoy & its friends.

It's not my laptop, but if a file gets lost, I'm to be blamed by my girlfriend.....

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Using A: to define a partition is asking for trouble. There are letters from D: to Z: to choose from. Although this might not solve the problem, eliminating it from the equation can help. –  Meer Borg Apr 30 '13 at 15:29

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Although using xp, https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntuone-client/+bug/889785 this looks like a similar case.

Unfortunately It looks like they have used the wrong variable in order for moving the Documents folder to work, according the the comment on this answer: http://askubuntu.com/a/217521/47291

Although there may be a workaround (not sure because I can't get Ubuntu One to work due to other bugs on my system)

Based on this answer: http://askubuntu.com/a/101975/47291

The idea is to mount the other drive within a empty folder in the same directory as the original "Ubuntu One" folder.

  1. Create a new folder next to the Ubuntu one folder, call it something like "A"
  2. Right click on My Computer -> Manage -> Disk Managment
  3. Right click on the partition of your A: -> Change Drive Letters and Paths -> Add Drive Letter or Path -> Mount in the following empty NTFS folder -> Browse...
  4. Navigate to the folder created in step 1 -> click OK many times to get back
  5. Try syncing with Ubuntu One

enter image description here Hopefully this will work as a workaround.

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