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As the title suggests, I can't figure out a way to share a folder outside my home folder using Ubuntu One. When browsing to my work partition using Nautilus, every folder has the "Share" option grayed out.

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You could try using a mount --bind command. Something like

mount --bind /path/to/folder /home/username/folder_to_sync

This should make the contents of /path/to/folder available in both places.

Ubuntu-one doesn't support symlinks, but it might support binding mounts. If it does work, you can add a line to /etc/fstab

/path/to/folder /home/username/folder_to_sync    none    bind    0    0

That way it will always mount on boot.

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There are unsupported ways which will work. Think mount points under ~/

Using a bind mount as described above to a folder under ~/ you can sync any folder on your computer with Ubuntu One.

I sync folders on a separate partition with Ubuntu One this way.

Like I said, this is not really supported, but it does work

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-1, can you explain further? Currently, this answer is worthless. –  jrg Nov 14 '11 at 18:10
    
Using a bind mount as described above to a folder under ~/ you can sync any folder on your computer with Ubuntu One. I sync folders on a separate partition with Ubuntu One this way. Like I said, this is not really supported, but it does work. –  webm0nk3y Nov 16 '11 at 4:09
    
Can you elaborate and walk us through that in your answer? I'd like to have /etc/logs/ mounted in ~/log-backups. :) –  jrg Nov 16 '11 at 12:31
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I just did a test, created a new folder /new and gave it permissions 777. When right clicking on it, Ubuntu One options were greyed out. Also tried creating a shortcut in ~/ dir, but no luck either.

In short: No, you can't

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