Canonical's cross-platform synchronization service for files, contacts, notes, music and bookmarks. This service will be discontinued at the end of July 2014.

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How can I tell whether Ubuntu One file sync is working, and what progress it is making?

It is not clear how the file sync aspect of Ubuntu One is started, nor whether it is running at any given point in time, nor what the progress is being made during sync.
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What are the alternatives to Ubuntu One? [closed]

Since canonical is shutting down Ubuntu One, what are the possible alternatives? I currently use Ubuntu One as a backup service for my Documents folder and various other folders I deem important. Of ...
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Removing Ubuntu One

As it says in the title. I want to get rid of this useless application ubuntu one. I've removed the application files from the software centre, but the icon is still shown.
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How can I encrypt data in Ubuntu One or Dropbox?

I'd love to use Ubuntu One or Dropbox features, like file storage and so on, but I don't want anyone else to access my data, USA Patriot act etc.. I want things to be encrypted so that the only place ...
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Is running Ubuntu One on Debian 'possible'?

I read somewhere that Ubuntu One only runs on Ubuntu, which was a surprise (and I suppose it's just an official stance). What will it take for me to run it on Debian?
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What's the advantage of using Ubuntu One vs. other services like Dropbox?

What features does Ubuntu One provide that others services do not have? Can I use Ubuntu One only on Ubuntu machines? What about sharing data/folders with others who do not have Ubuntu One?
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Why is the Ubuntu One server side application proprietary?

NOTE: as of 02-04-14. Canonical has announced that they will be shutting down the ubuntu one service, and in the process, will make the server side application open source as well, as detailed in ...
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Ubuntu One for Xfce or Xubuntu?

Is it possible to use Ubuntu One with Xfce/Xubuntu without installing too many GNOME dependencies like Nautilus?
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Why not sync folders outside home with Ubuntu One?

It took me a while to find out that with Ubuntu One I can sync only folders in my home folder. On all other folders the Ubuntu One option is available in preferences, but the actual actions are ...
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How do I disable Ubuntu One?

I do not use Ubuntu One but that Ubuntu One ribbon keeps appearing when I open some folders. As I don't use Ubuntu One and don't intend to use it in near future, is there a way that Ubuntu One support ...
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Is it possible to store files on Ubuntu One without syncing them to a (or every) computer?

I would like to use Ubuntu One on all of my computers, but I don't want all of the files to be synced with every computer. Some of my computers don't have a big enough hard drive to sync everything. ...
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Does 'Ubuntu One Mobile' support Ogg Vorbis?

The standard audio-format for music in Rhythmbox is Ogg. For some reason none of my music encoded as OggVorbis shows up in the Ubuntu One Mobile Music application on my Android phone. The MP3s do show ...
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How to remove everything Ubuntu One-related?

Is sudo aptitude purge ubuntuone? sufficient to remove everything Ubuntu One-related from my system?
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Is there a Mac OSX version of UbuntuOne planned for the near future?

Since there is no UbuntuOne client for Mac OSX to download, will there be one in the near future?
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Ubuntu One Encryption?

I have two questions... Firstly, is the communication between my Ubuntu desktop and the Ubuntu One cloud encrypted? Secondly, are the files, media etc. stored on my Ubuntu one account encrypted on ...
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Ubuntu One behind a proxy, how to make it work?

I am behind a web proxy server at work (no authentication) and I have set it up in Gnome (configuration applied system-wide). It works fine for accessing internet with a browser, but numerous ...
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Is there any API for Ubuntu One?

Is there an API set for Ubuntu One? For example, an API to sync contacts, bookmarks, etc.
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In which country(s) is our Ubuntu One data stored?

In view of the UK government's new internet snooping proposals can anyone answer this question about the physical location of our data?
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How Do I Purchase Ubuntu One Songs Without Using Ubuntu One File Sharing?

I want to use DropBox instead of Ubuntu One. But I like the idea of buying MP3s for 88 cents from Ubuntu One because it can help contribute cash to the Ubuntu project. I have disabled and uninstalled ...
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Ubuntu One Significantly Slower than DropBox

I have tried many times to make the switch to Ubuntu One but I never could because of it being significantly slower at uploading files than DropBox. I want the extra space and the integration with ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu One?

I've looked in the Software Center, and there is an entry under Accessories for Ubuntu One, but I'm not sure if that'll actually remove Ubuntu One. On Ubuntu One's website, it gives a bunch of ...
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Does the MegaUpload shutdown put Ubuntu One at risk?

File sharing website MegaUpload has recently been shut down because they were hosting copyrighted files and therefore participating in copyright infringement. This has caused other file sharing ...
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Is Ubuntu One available for Fedora?

I just wondering why Ubuntu is not developing the Ubuntu One client for Fedora even the closed source one. It will help to broaden the Ubuntu Cloud and revenue generating Ubuntu Music store by ...
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Does/will Ubuntu One have a version control system?

Just that. I think it is an important feature to facilitate collaborative work. This was reported as the wishlist bug #366271
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Does Ubuntu One follow symlinks if synchronizing a folder?

I've looked for this question and haven't gotten a reasonable answer yet. If I synchronize a folder will it synchronize a symlink? Will it process all the way through the link to all the files within ...
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Ubuntu One not syncing

I am really starting to despair as I have been trying Ubuntu One for several months, trying it on several machines, and it has caused me loads of different issues wasting me a lot of time. It is not ...
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Download of a folder as a whole?

I occasionally use Ubuntu One for purchase music; I would like to find a way to import my music from the cloud to my MacBook (which of course is not running Ubuntu). I wonder if, for this purpouse, I ...
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Can I reprioritize the queue in Ubuntu One?

Some relatively small text files on my netbook that I use every day 8 hours/day are a week out of sync. u1sdtool --waiting-content shows a huge number of photos on the list to be uploaded before one ...
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Ubuntu One on Lubuntu?

Is it possible to sync a Ubuntu computer with a Lubuntu computer with Ubuntu One? Can you install Ubuntu One on Lubuntu with no problems?
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Remove ubuntu one from messaging indicator

I have been trying to find a way to remove the Ubuntu One entry from the indicators' panel. I have removed the ubuntuone file from /usr/share/indicators/applications and edited it out of the ...
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Where is Ubuntu one´s U1 server located?

I live in Denmark and am exploring the option of using Ubuntu and Ubuntu One in the Danish state schools. And in this context, I have looked a little into Danish law on cloud servies and data ...
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How to avoid files being replaced with older versions in Ubuntu One?

UbuntuOne for windows has replaced an OpenOffice document with an older version of the file. I am syncing between 2 windows machines and one ubuntu machine. Fortunately I was able to recover my work ...
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Ubuntu One for other Linux Distributions?

I'm using Mageia Linux on one of my computers and I would like to sync with my Ubuntu One account, is this possible?
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How do I configure Ubuntu one on a server?

I wish to setup Ubuntu One on my 11.10 server but seems to be running into an error every time I attempt to run commands from http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/lucid/man1/u1sdtool.1.html For ...
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How can I uninstall the new Ubuntu One systray indicator?

I though the new Ubuntu One indicator for 13.04 would mean good news, but the truth is that I think it's not as good as the one I use in 12.10. Is there some way of removing it and just keep the one I ...
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How to migrate Tomboy Notes from a previous installation?

I used Tomboy on a previous installation, however the Ubuntu One sync had stopped working (I had upgraded through several versions of Tomboy, and during that time I believe the storage system ...
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How can I preserve the executable bit on a file that is synchronized by Ubuntu One?

A script I am working on is in a folder that is synchronized by Ubuntu One. Every time I edit it from another computer, it looses its executable bit and I must manually reapply chmod +x. How can I ...
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When will Ubuntu One for Windows be released? [closed]

I wanted to know when will the Windows version of Ubuntu one be available? Does anyone have any information about it?
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Will my Ubuntu One data be removed completely with the impending shutdown?

It's been announced that Ubuntu One cloud backup service will be shut down soon. The announcement offers an app that helps download the backup data before the service finally gets buried. ...
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Is there an Ubuntu One client for Kubuntu?

Is there a UbuntuOne client for Kubuntu or how do I make UbuntuOne work in Kubuntu?
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Is syncing private keys a good idea?

Ubuntu One's Security FAQ indicates that Canonical encrypts connections and restricts access to user data. This all well and fine, and I do trust SSL for online banking and other things more valuable ...
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Will Ubuntu One support OS Settings sync?

Being new to Linux and to Ubuntu, I've taken quite some time to tune it to my needs on my netbook. As I'm now convinced by the OS, I plan to install it on my desktop in the next few days. I was hoping ...
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Is music store successful?

I am wondering how much money canonical gets from this store and some statistics (how much songs have been bought, ...)
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Will Ubuntu One Feature Revisions?

I am considering switching over to Ubuntu One to back up all of my files because of some slight issues I had with Dropbox and I was wondering when Ubuntu One will feature revisions if it will at all.
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use ecryptfs for Ubuntu One with an already encrypted home directory

I'd like the idea of having one encrypted folder on Ubuntu One. There are current howtos in the Internet how to set it up with EncFS or ecryptfs. I'd like to use ecryptfs - not because of speed as ...
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Can I give an app that I purchased in the Software Center to somebody else ? (And related questions.)

I have purchased a lot of content in the Ubuntu Software Center (apps and magazines) and I also have purchased music in the Ubuntu One Music Store. I have a few related questions about the ...
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How to/When sync gmail contacts with ubuntu one?

Will it be possible to sync my gmail contacts with Ubuntu One, like we can do this with contacts from Facebook? There is some sentence in Ubuntu One preferences which suggests that we can do it ...
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Keeping the time stamp when syncing with Ubuntu One?

I would like to keep the original time stamp of a file when synchronizing with Ubuntu One. Now Ubuntu One is messing with my time stamps, and I no longer know when I last worked on the file. Ubuntu ...
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When will Ubuntu One be available in German and other languages?

Ubuntu One is a very good service. But at the moment nearly everything is in only available in english and not in other languages like german, french etc.. Also the terms of use are only english. Lots ...
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How can I stop ubuntuone-syncd?

I need to stop ubuntuone-syncd but I don't know where to find the service that I need to stop.