How can I re-add my computer to ubuntu one? I had it and I wanted to test a deleting a pc on my account.

Asked by t.kassens@web.de on 2009-11-07

I had added my PC on my account on ubuntu-one. I wanted to test deleting an PC on my account and now I don't know how I can add my PC again my ubuntu one account.

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Cameron W
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2009-11-07
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Cameron W (cwill747) said : #1

When you go to the ubuntu one site, what does it show?

t.kassens@web.de (t-kassens) said : #2

Hi, on the first page it shows my account and its files of my other computers and when I go to "account" and "View the machines connected to this account" I can see my other two Computers but find no way to add my actual 3rd computer again...

Best Cameron W (cwill747) said : #3

Ok, so I just did this with mine. After you have disconnected it, you can go to Places -> Ubuntu One. Hit disconnect, and once disconneted, hit reconnect. It should ask you for permission to access the keyring, and then bring up the Ubuntu One window where you can add your computer again. If not, click the cloud icon on the notification bar, and click connect. Good luck!

t.kassens@web.de (t-kassens) said : #4

Thank you very much, i 've get the right answer from ubuntuusers as follow:
The following steps can be followed to completely remove the Ubuntu One client software, then reinstall, and test that the new install is working properly.

REMOVING UBUNTU ONE CLIENT
In order to completely remove the Ubuntu One client from your computer, please do the following (commands prefaced with $ are to be run in a terminal session, without the $ at the beginning):

1. Quit the Ubuntu One client
2. $ sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/ubuntuone
3. $ rm -rf ~/.cache/ubuntuone
4. $ rm -rf ~/.config/ubuntuone
5. $ mv ~/Ubuntu\ One/ ~/Ubuntu\ One_old/
6. Open Applications->Accessories->Passwords and Encryption Keys, go to the Passwords tab, delete the Ubuntu One token
7. $ sudo apt-get purge ubuntuone-client* python-ubuntuone-storage*

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REINSTALLING UBUNTU ONE CLIENT
And to reinstall the Ubuntu One client software, continue by following these steps:

8. $ sudo apt-get install ubuntuone-client* python-ubuntuone-storage*
9. Open Applications->Internet->Ubuntu One and you should have to add your computer via the web page that comes up once you login to Ubuntu One

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TESTING THE NEW UBUNTU ONE CLIENT INSTALL
And, finally, to ensure your account is working properly, do the following:

10. Put a small text file in the newly created ~/Ubuntu One/ directory and make sure that syncs correctly, if not, please report a bug by right-clicking on the Ubuntu One client and selecting "Report a Problem"
11. If all goes well this far, move the files and folders from ~/Ubuntu One_old/ to ~/Ubuntu One/ and the sync should happen

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>> Now it works, thanx again!!!!

Brian Z (brian-zbr) said : #5

These instructions solved the problem for me, thanks. I created a bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntuone-client/+bug/585702