no feature to rename online folder and file

Bug #421775 reported by Saji Nediyanchath on 2009-08-31
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #354168: Rename files in webui. Edit Remove
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu One Servers
Wishlist
John Lenton

Bug Description

I was unable to delete a folder that i created in the ubuntuone website, using the new folder option. But files could be deleted. Also I couldn't find a feature to rename the folders i created. As a workaround, I had to delete the folder and create it again with the desired name (this was possibe because my folder was empty, else files may be lost).

dobey (dobey) on 2009-09-03
affects: ubuntuone-client → ubunet
tags: added: foundations+
Changed in ubuntuone-servers:
status: New → Triaged

Hi sajinsj,

I just tested folder removal on the Web UI and it worked correctly for me. Could you confirm if you still have this issue?

Regarding the file/folder renaming feature, we still don't provide that on the Web UI, but you can rename on your desktop.

Thanks!

Changed in ubuntuone-servers:
status: Triaged → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
assignee: nobody → John Lenton (chipaca)
summary: - Unable to delete an empty folder, no feature to rename online folder.
+ no feature to rename online folder.
summary: - no feature to rename online folder.
+ no feature to rename online folder and file
Mariano Draghi (chaghi) wrote :

Shouldn't this be marked as a duplicate of bug 354168 ?

htaccess (linux-gamma) wrote :

"Regarding the file/folder renaming feature, we still don't provide that on the Web UI, but you can rename on your desktop."

I signed up to ubuntu one yesterday

I shared ~/Pictures/dir-with-crap-name-i-really-regret-choosing-and-really-want-to-change

I goto ~/Pictures in nautilus and rename ~/Pictures/dir-with-crap-name-i-really-regret-choosing-and-really-want-to-change
 to ~/Pictures/dir-with-proper-name. Now the ubuntu one client shows ~/Pictures/dir-with-crap-name-i-really-regret-choosing-and-really-want-to-change but sync locally is unticked. It does not know anything about ~/Pictures/dir-with-proper-name

It seems to me that "but you can rename on your desktop" is false? Perhaps you mean folders within that shared folder? To me this is a pretty big bug, one of the folders I want to rename has a few Gigs of videos, it looks like instead of renaming the folder I am going to have to share the folder with the new name and redownload everything. Where I live ISPs have usage caps so this is a bad outcome for me. Also I have shared links to things in these folders, I assume these will now be broken and I will have to redo these.

This is a pretty bad user experience. Being able to rename something is pretty fundamental, perhaps I am missing something but the FAQ has nothing about renaming and google brought me here.

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