I downloaded, unpacked and tried to run u1_downloaded and it gives me an error:
The folder contents are:
bash: ./u1_downloader: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error
I've tried with sudo and get the same error message as in this post - the expected " message.
me@oldlap:~/Downloads/u1-downloader$ ls -al
drwxrwxr-x 2 me me 4096 Jun 12 14:07 .
drwxr-xr-x 8 me me 4096 Jun 19 04:52 ..
-rw-rw-r-- 1 me me 214211 Jun 10 10:58 cacert.pem
-rwxr-xr-x 1 me me 5089973 Jun 12 14:06 u1_downloader
The blog entry that announced all of this has a link to 3 tools to try - but they are all cloud-to-cloud tools. I don't have another cloud. I just want to get my files back off of UbuntuOne as it says I should be able to through July 31.
If you have been getting this same error message, here's the trick: this message appears when you are running 32-bit version of ubuntu/lubuntu/xubuntu, etc., but have downloaded the default as it turns out the default u1_downloader is 64-bit. Finding that wasn't easy - there is really no mention of it on the initial download page. To actually download your files from UbuntuOne - if you are using a 32-bit version of ubuntu:
go to this link and download the 32-bit version, use the archive manager to decompress it, then in terminal go to the folder everything decompressed to and simply:
if will prompt for your ubuntone email address and then for your ubuntuone password, and then it will start downloading. I have a C source code out there that it just doesn't seem to want to download for whatever reason. The FAQ says to just retry. I've done that 3 times so far with the same failure - it did download the rest of my files from ubuntuone.