I have Ubuntu One installed in my Windows 7 Desktop. I want to share a folder with a few friends who do not have an account in Ubuntu One and don't want to create one as well.
If you're a bit of a programmer, there is a script at http://www.kryogenix.org/days/2012/04/18/publishing-a-folder-with-ubuntu-one which will allow you to "publish" a whole folder. It requires Python to work; it will work fine on Ubuntu 12.04, but I'm not able to test it on Windows -- I'd love to hear reports from U1 and Python users on Windows as to whether it works!
You cannot share the whole folder/directory.
But you can share all the files in it:
- Select all the files you want to share, click on them with the right mouse button and select 'Ubuntu One' --> 'publish'.
- Now you can select 'Copy web link' and paste it e.g. in an E-Mail to your friends.
Repeat this for every file you want to share.
Bit of a late comer to this question, but I've just figured out a foolproof way of doing that is mega quick, just 3 commands in terminal (building on the top answer):
# download the program script from the internet wget http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~sil/+junk/utility-programs/download/head:/u1publishfolder-20120417145707-dzynnctfx0qgro9a-1/u1-publish-folder sudo mv u1-publish-folder /bin/ # place the binary into the right directory sudo chmod -g+rwx /bin/u1-publish-folder # add read, write and execute permissions
After that it should just work:
u1-publish-folder /home/robin/Ubuntu One/Worldwide # publish folder to the internet
Created a shared folder for me that I'd been wanting to share for ages.
For a more detailed explanation on this, please see this small tutorial: http://robinlovelace.net/softare/2013/10/23/publishing-folders-ubuntu1.html