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Windows 7: Google Drive or Skydrive.

01 May 2012   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Google Drive has a Trashcan and everything stays unless you empty the trash can
Amazon Cloud drive has a Deleted items area and everything stays unless you permanently delete it
Dropbox has a previous versions option and it lets you undelete anything from the past 30 days with a free account.

Not having this ability in SkyDrive seems very disappointing. And considering how easy it is to accidentally delete a file from any synced computer and losing it in the cloud and everywhere else really stinks. Looks like I am going to be mainly using one of the other services listed above.


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01 May 2012   #12
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

No Recycle Bin and No XP support means it's not for me. I still use xp on my laptop.
I've stuck with Google Drive and Dropbox.
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01 May 2012   #13
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, SkyDrive will work on XP via website, right? Just not with the sync application.

I'm not enamored yet on the sync apps...at certainly not one without an undelete option. A virus, or accidental delete on a PC, could wipe out your cloud copy at the exact same time. I kinda like my cloud storage as a secondary copy, where I actively copy up what I am attempting to protect.
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01 May 2012   #14
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Yeah just the sync app that won't work on xp. I don't tend to store anything really important on them really so I don't worry about losing them too much. It's mainly just for transferring files between my PC, laptop and android phone.
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01 May 2012   #15
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yep. No way to recover deleted file with Skydrive. Reading their forum, they know it's a highly demanded missing feature ATM though.
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02 May 2012   #16
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Absolutely correct. It even warns you that there is no way to recover if you delete a file. It is SkyDrive's major fault and why It can never be considered as a backup solution. If you are syncing however it does put everything deleted into your local recycle bin.
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02 May 2012   #17
youllbelost

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Burdus32 View Post
Hello pparks,

I've looked at that too and I don't think there is any way to recover a file deleted in skydrive. I really like the Recycle Bin feature in Google Drive.
SkyDrive will permanently delete the file is deleted from the skydrive(that's online) but when you delete a file from your PC it will sync it to the skydrive rendering it unrecoverable. This seems to me a good feature to fight useless outdated data, on the other side, you may feel a "risk" of losing your data.

But what I cannot understand is why and how could anyone accidently(accidentally?) delete an important file. If a multiple users have access to your data then I think its not important enough.

But surely, it would be great if MS adds the feature of a time based recycle bin.

YBL.
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02 May 2012   #18
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

OK. So I've been looking at SkyDrive and Google Drive for a few days now and have drawn up a short comparison of the two. Of the two Google Drive is the more complete product in my opinion. You can view my comparison here. SkyDrive and Google Drive Comparison

I will update as I find other features.
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02 May 2012   #19
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Here's another good comparison that includes a lot of different services:

A comparison of FREE Cloud Storage Services | freewaregenius.com
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02 May 2012   #20
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I will be interesting to see their follow up article on the features. That one concentrates mainly on the free storage.
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