Can I change the location of the “Ubuntu One” folder?

Bug #396654 reported by ondrejkovic

This bug report was converted into a question: question #76321: Can I change the location of the “Ubuntu One” folder?.

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Ubuntu One Client

Bug Description

The sync folder is automatically at /home/user - but I need to change it, because I have just a small EEE netbook with very limited SSD but with enough place at /media/SDHCard - Can I simply move it? I think, that it is necessary to ad an item in the client.

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John Lenton (chipaca) wrote :

If you first quit the syncdaemon (you can do that by quitting the applet, or using killall ubuntuone-syncdaemon; make sure you have no nautilus windows open on the Ubuntu One tree or it will just start it again), you can move the whole Ubuntu One folder out to where you have more space (for which you need to change the permissions on the folder), and then create a symlink to that place from ~/Ubuntu\ One (the permissions will be changed back by the syncdaemon when it starts).

From the command line, that would be

    killall -w ubuntuone-syncdaemon && chmod u+w ~/Ubuntu\ One && mv ~/Ubuntu\ One/ /media/SDHCard && ln -s /media/SDHCard/Ubuntu\ One ~/Ubuntu\ One

and then you click 'connect' on the applet again.

Changed in ubuntuone-client:
status: New → Invalid
summary: - I need to move the folder in my EEE netbook
+ Can I change the location of the “Ubuntu One” folder?
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Gabriel Zea (gabrielzeaj) wrote :

I'm soory, I'm new here

I wat to move my ubuntu one local folder but i don't undertand how can i make it

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Leo Arias (elopio) wrote :

Hello Gabriel,

You will get better support if you use the answer tracker for questions. This is the bug tracker, and it is for errors reporting.
Please take a look at and if you still have the question, please ask it here with a full description of what you are trying to do:


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