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Windows 7: Upload to Internet files in order to get free space in HD

06 Nov 2014   #1
remol

Windows 7
 
 
Upload to Internet files in order to get free space in HD

I have a small HD, and my budget doesn't allow me to buy a new one or any storage system like external HDs or DVD recorders, etc.
I want to use Google Drive to upload files, using the Desktop version installed in Windows. It works ok for me to put the files there, and forget about it since the uploads are in the background.
I don't want these services or applications running unless it's because I'm uploading the files.
The thing is, I do not want to backup in the sense of sharing files and syncing them or having more than one copy of my things.
I only want one copy, but that copy to be online so I can free space in the Hard Disk.
If you have ideas with Spideroak, Crashplan or Dropbox, I use those services as well, but what I want is the same. To store online without having a copy in my computer.
Any ideas?



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06 Nov 2014   #2
Skylais

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by remol View Post
I have a small HD, and my budget doesn't allow me to buy a new one or any storage system like external HDs or DVD recorders, etc.
I want to use Google Drive to upload files, using the Desktop version installed in Windows. It works ok for me to put the files there, and forget about it since the uploads are in the background.
I don't want these services or applications running unless it's because I'm uploading the files.
The thing is, I do not want to backup in the sense of sharing files and syncing them or having more than one copy of my things.
I only want one copy, but that copy to be online so I can free space in the Hard Disk.
If you have ideas with Spideroak, Crashplan or Dropbox, I use those services as well, but what I want is the same. To store online without having a copy in my computer.
Any ideas?
Essentially you cannot do this with the software/programs these companies provide. They are designed to upload and download while storing on the hdd. In order to get copies into the cloud and off of your hdd then you should use the websites of dropbox, google drive, etc.. and sign in there, following with what you want uploaded. If they are pictures/videos/text documents you will be able to view them in the web browser, but for editing purposes and the such you would most likely need hard drive access. Basically to achieve what you want, the best way i can think of is to bookmark these websites and have your browser configured to automatically log into these services. There you can view files, and possibly edit some with features like google docs, but every time u want to use portable apps or other apps that are larger, or uncommon you will need to download them for temporary use.
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06 Nov 2014   #3
remol

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skylais View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by remol View Post
I have a small HD, and my budget doesn't allow me to buy a new one or any storage system like external HDs or DVD recorders, etc.
I want to use Google Drive to upload files, using the Desktop version installed in Windows. It works ok for me to put the files there, and forget about it since the uploads are in the background.
I don't want these services or applications running unless it's because I'm uploading the files.
The thing is, I do not want to backup in the sense of sharing files and syncing them or having more than one copy of my things.
I only want one copy, but that copy to be online so I can free space in the Hard Disk.
If you have ideas with Spideroak, Crashplan or Dropbox, I use those services as well, but what I want is the same. To store online without having a copy in my computer.
Any ideas?
Essentially you cannot do this with the software/programs these companies provide. They are designed to upload and download while storing on the hdd. In order to get copies into the cloud and off of your hdd then you should use the websites of dropbox, google drive, etc.. and sign in there, following with what you want uploaded. If they are pictures/videos/text documents you will be able to view them in the web browser, but for editing purposes and the such you would most likely need hard drive access. Basically to achieve what you want, the best way i can think of is to bookmark these websites and have your browser configured to automatically log into these services. There you can view files, and possibly edit some with features like google docs, but every time u want to use portable apps or other apps that are larger, or uncommon you will need to download them for temporary use.
The files I plan to store are not meant to be used in the short term. Although desirable, I don't care about having access to see them without having to download them first. My problem is I don't like to upload files from web interfaces, because the web browser has to be open during the whole process and the upload process can be interrupted, and with big files it's a problem not to be able to continue from the place it was interrupted. It's ok for me to download for "temporary" use, even though it's uncomfortable is the only think I know I can do without spending money. I was thinking if it's possible to let for example dropbox, once I uploaded all files like always, stop syncing and then delete the files from the HD leaving them only in dropbox. I've read that dropbox deletes the files in these situations after 30 days but maybe with other services it's different.
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06 Nov 2014   #4
Skylais

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by remol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skylais View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by remol View Post
I have a small HD, and my budget doesn't allow me to buy a new one or any storage system like external HDs or DVD recorders, etc.
I want to use Google Drive to upload files, using the Desktop version installed in Windows. It works ok for me to put the files there, and forget about it since the uploads are in the background.
I don't want these services or applications running unless it's because I'm uploading the files.
The thing is, I do not want to backup in the sense of sharing files and syncing them or having more than one copy of my things.
I only want one copy, but that copy to be online so I can free space in the Hard Disk.
If you have ideas with Spideroak, Crashplan or Dropbox, I use those services as well, but what I want is the same. To store online without having a copy in my computer.
Any ideas?
Essentially you cannot do this with the software/programs these companies provide. They are designed to upload and download while storing on the hdd. In order to get copies into the cloud and off of your hdd then you should use the websites of dropbox, google drive, etc.. and sign in there, following with what you want uploaded. If they are pictures/videos/text documents you will be able to view them in the web browser, but for editing purposes and the such you would most likely need hard drive access. Basically to achieve what you want, the best way i can think of is to bookmark these websites and have your browser configured to automatically log into these services. There you can view files, and possibly edit some with features like google docs, but every time u want to use portable apps or other apps that are larger, or uncommon you will need to download them for temporary use.
The files I plan to store are not meant to be used in the short term. Although desirable, I don't care about having access to see them without having to download them first. My problem is I don't like to upload files from web interfaces, because the web browser has to be open during the whole process and the upload process can be interrupted, and with big files it's a problem not to be able to continue from the place it was interrupted. It's ok for me to download for "temporary" use, even though it's uncomfortable is the only think I know I can do without spending money. I was thinking if it's possible to let for example dropbox, once I uploaded all files like always, stop syncing and then delete the files from the HD leaving them only in dropbox. I've read that dropbox deletes the files in these situations after 30 days but maybe with other services it's different.
Hmmm.... in dropbox preferences there's a tab called account and you can customize selective sync. What you could do is simply disable all of those, and then when you need to upload something drop it into your dropbox folder. The files will be uploaded but not in any designated folder(synced folders). The issue with this is that you will need to move what you uploaded into one of the unsynced folders from the web browser, but it could be useful so to speak if you once a week just went and managed things from the web browser.
https://www.dropbox.com/en/help/175
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06 Nov 2014   #5
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Your System Specs give no information about the computer but it may have a DVD Burner in it [unless it's a Netbook or one of the really thing ones without the Optical drive], could store up to about 4.2GB of data on DVD-R or DVD+R discs or if it's a DL/Dual Layer could use DVD+R DL disc for about 8GB of data, then you could use the data/files as desired without always needing Internet access. We're talking several pennies to just a few dollars, less than some types of cups of coffee.
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07 Nov 2014   #6
remol

Windows 7
 
 

Skylais: It sounds good. But unfortunately I realized that I only have 2Gb of space available in dropbox, so actually dropbox isn't useful for me. I'm gonna consider it in case I get more space at some point. I know it's possible to increase size in dropbox for free but at the cost of time that I don't have.
Berton: as I said:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by remol View Post
I have a small HD, and my budget doesn't allow me to buy a new one or any storage system like external HDs or DVD recorders, etc.
My DVD burners are broken, and I can't afford a new one nor find someone to lend me one or make the recordings for me.
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