I am using Ubuntu 14.04. How can I sync my OneDrive account on Ubuntu 14.04?
I know that OneDrive is a Microsoft cloud storage service and that Linux is not supported.
But there is a a tool called "OneDrive-D". How can install and use "OneDrive-D"?

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    You could mention where this "OneDrive-D" is to be found. – DK Bose Sep 20 '15 at 10:48

As @terdon said Onedrive-D is still under development.
Alternatively you can use other cloud storage services.
Here is the instruction on how to install "OneDrive-D":

Step1: Download the program from GitHub.

Step2: Extract the contents of the .zip file and run the installer from “onedrive-d-master.”

For that Press Ctrl+Alt+T and execute:

cd ~/Downloads
unzip onedrive-d-old-future.zip
cd onedrive-d-old-future

Note 1: I used ls command to list files in that folder and to avoid mistakes in file names.SInce there is another new project for same purpose.

Note 2: onedrive-d need python-3. Refer here for prerequisites,but all necessary softwares will be installed ,during installation process.So no need to worry about prerequisites.

Step 3: After installation you will see message like this:

onedrive-d installed successfully.
Please run command `onedrive-pref` to set up the program.

Now open terminal and run: onedrive-pref


Open the link in browser and enter your user id and password.

you will see prompt like this :


Click on YES. Then copy the link and paste it in terminal.You will see message like this:

onedrive-d has been successfully authorized

Next,you need to adjust settings,if you want to keep default settings just press n .If you want to change press y and adjust.


(STEP 2/4) Do you want to specify path to local OneDrive repository? [Y/n] y
 Please enter the abs path to sync with your OneDrive (default: /home/[name]/OneDrive):
 Path successfully set.
(STEP 3/4) Do you want to change the numeric settings? [Y/n] n
 (STEP 4/4) Do you want to edit the ignore list file? [Y/n] n
 All steps are finished.

Finally ,onedrive-d --help for commands.

onedrive-d [command]

     start    Start the daemon.
     stop     Stop the daemon.
     restart  Stop then start the daemon.
     status   Get the status of the daemon.

I've just found more suitaible way of accessing and mounting OneDrive in Ubuntu (16.04 in my case) with Rclone-Browser

  1. Download the Rclone application here and install it on your system: (the version in the standard Ubuntu repository only works for OneDrive personal edition.) https://rclone.org/downloads/ or directly from this for Ubuntu 64-bit systems: https://downloads.rclone.org/rclone-current-linux-amd64.deb

    sudo dpkg -i rclone-current-linux-amd64.deb
  2. Rclone-browser

    Download the rclonebrowser from here: https://github.com/mmozeiko/RcloneBrowser/releases or install via a PPA (not yet for Ubuntu 18.04)

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mmozeiko/rclone-browser
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt install rclone-browser

After installing both packages, start rclone-browser from the Dash.

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select n for new remote and give it any name that suits you. Onedrive would be fine.

Select 18 Onedrive (number can change)

leave blank twice

select personal or business

select Y if you are running a normal desktop system.

Now the browser should open and you can login in your onedrive account

now return to the terminal and conform with Y

press Q to exit and return to the rclone-browser and press the refresh button.

Now you should see your onedrive account and you can open it by double clicking

You are now able to mount it and see it in Nautilus. It is NOT a locally available filesystem. It is still remote. Some programs can read and write to this remote drive, and some don't. A workaround is to open a secon TAB in Nautilus, copy the files you need to the second TAB. Use them from there and copy them back afterwards.

Source: Rclone and Rclone-Browser

  • as I wrote in first sentence - it works and I like it – Josef B. Jan 20 at 13:14

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