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As part of my attempt to migrate from Windows to Ubuntu, I have installed Ubuntu One on my Windows machine. Now I want to sync My Documents from that machine in to the cloud. I have instructed Ubuntu One to sync my Documents folder.

If I create a directory in my Documents folder in the cloud, at, One will sync that directory down to my local Documents. But the files in my local Documents don't get synced up to the cloud.

Files that I add to my local ~/Ubuntu One folder do get synced up to the cloud, and vice versa. It's just the Documents folder that seems to sync one-way.

Is this a bug? A feature? An option I need to set?

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See Also:… – Jay Bazuzi Dec 31 '11 at 4:41
See Also:… – Jay Bazuzi Dec 31 '11 at 4:42
See Also:… – Jay Bazuzi Dec 31 '11 at 4:46

In Windows, Ubuntu One syncs your Documents folder to C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Documents by default. Assuming you've enabled Documents in the Ubuntu One configuration app in Windows.

You can place a shortcut to that folder in your Windows My Documents folder. Or you can change My Documents's target to point at Ubuntu One's Documents folder like this:

  1. Right-click My Documents
  2. Click Properties
  3. In the Target field, enter C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Documents (or whatever the path to your Documents folder is).
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I have enabled Documents in the app. It's not syncing local files up to the cloud, though. – Jay Bazuzi Dec 19 '11 at 19:41

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