Force Ubuntu One to Rescan and Synchronize Files and Folders January 13, 2012

I like using Ubuntu One for file synchronization because it offers 5GB of space for free. I ran into a few gotchas where Ubuntu One wouldn't start synchronizing new files and folders and the output of u1sdtool --waiting was blank. The solution to this was to tell Ubuntu One to rescan the folder by running these commands at the terminal:

> u1sdtool --list-folders
Folder list:
  id=x-x-x-x-x subscribed=True path=/path/to/folder

Then:

> u1sdtool --rescan-from-scratch=x-x-x-x-x

After telling Ubuntu One to rescan the folder that isn't synchronizing, it will start to upload all the files and folders in that folder. This also helps when there are file conflicts or the u1sdtool --waiting or u1sdtool --current-transfers is empty and there are files or folders on your computer that haven't been synchronized.

 

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