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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Open a terminal CTRL+ALT+T and type:

killall ubuntuone-login ubuntuone-preferences ubuntuone-syncdaemon

sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/ubuntuone

rm -rf ~/.cache/ubuntuone

rm -rf ~/.config/ubuntuone

mv ~/Ubuntu\ One/ ~/UbuntuOne_old/``

(source: Ubuntu One) - Support pages no longer exist.

And then just to make sure.

sudo apt-get remove --purge ubuntuone-*

(Note for Ubuntu 14.*: Please refer to iheggie's answer to avoid the removal of the Ubuntu Desktop.)

Edit: The reason for this method over more simple methods is to ensure that the configurations, cache and any other preferences do not remain on your system; if we've learnt anything from Windows it's that prefetch is more than enough to slow a system down, it's good practise to clear your system now then to forget what needs to be cleaned later.

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    I think you forgot the nautilus bookmark. Commented Jun 1, 2014 at 14:54
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    Good stuff! Highly useful now that Ubuntu One has shut down and the referenced webpage is no longer available.
    – danne
    Commented Jun 4, 2014 at 23:38
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    That is a shame, I wouldn't go as far to say that Ubuntu One was necessary or a large part of my Linux experiences (otherwise I would never have researched how to remove it), but it was still a useful service for many. Commented Jun 24, 2014 at 14:44
  • This command will keep only ubuntuone-client-data required by ubuntu-desktop (Ubuntu 14.04): sudo apt-get remove --purge ubuntuone-control-panel* deja-dup-backend-ubuntuone libubuntuoneui-3.0-1 python-ubuntuone-* rhythmbox-ubuntuone Commented Oct 20, 2014 at 12:49
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    direct purge worked fine on 14.10, nothing happened with ubuntu-desktop though! Thanks! Commented Mar 24, 2015 at 7:39

Of course, you can remove Ubuntu One (U1) either via the Software Centre (as mentioned in other answer) or through the terminal using:

sudo apt-get purge ubuntuone-*

This will remove the U1 application along with the various U1 plugins for things like rhythmbox, etc.


Under ubuntu trusty 14.04, I used @cossacksman's answer, except I removed the packages one by one using synaptic. I had to leave ubuntuone-client-data installed as both apt and synaptic wanted to remove ubuntu-desktop as well.

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    Indeed, how to remove all ubuntuone packages without removing ubuntu-desktop ? What happens if we remove ubuntu-desktop ? Commented Jun 4, 2014 at 16:09
  • Good work, also, here is a link to the ubuntu-desktop package, it will list the many things which depend upon it being installed and consequently will cease to work if it is removed. Commented Jul 22, 2014 at 11:47

Ok got my solution, remove Ubuntu One with Software Centrer, then remove Ubuntu One Music Store. Now reboot and no more annoying cloud icon.

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    Didn't work for me.
    – Sri
    Commented Mar 17, 2014 at 11:41

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