Sync Your Windows Computer with Your Ubuntu One Account [Desktop Client]

By Akemi Iwaya on March 4th, 2011

Do you have a Windows computer that needs to be synced with the Ubuntu systems connected to your Ubuntu One account? Not a problem. Just grab a copy of the Ubuntu One Desktop Client and in just a few minutes your Windows system will be feeling the Ubuntu love.

Once you get the desktop client installed you will see a new System Tray Icon waiting for you. Access the Context Menu and select Add this computer to start the syncing process.

Enter your account details into the login window that appears and click Connect to Ubuntu One.

Go back to the System Tray Icon, access the Context Menu, and select Synchronize Now. You can monitor the progress as small desktop notification messages keep you updated during the synchronizing process.

The newly synchronized files will be placed in an Ubuntu One Folder under Documents/My Documents.

Here is a quick peek at the Preferences Window. The only odd thing (bug) that we noticed with the whole setup was “Disconnected” being displayed even though our system was freshly synchronized and logged in.

Note: Works on Windows XP (with SP3 & Windows Installer 4.5), Vista, and Windows 7. You will need to have the .NET 4 Framework installed (links for both installer types provided below).

Need to access your Ubuntu One account directly through your browser? Then see our article on Accessing and Managing Your Ubuntu One Account in Chrome and Iron.


Download the Ubuntu One Desktop Client [Ubuntu One Wiki] *Click on the ( link to start the download.

Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Standalone Installer) [Microsoft]

Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Web Installer) [Microsoft]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 03/4/11
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