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Windows 7: Limited time offer: SkyDrive free storage upped to 25 GB


23 Apr 2012   #11
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Nice marketing ploy, upgrade and keep the old thing. but wait there's more....Bah


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23 Apr 2012   #12

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

You can now integrate SkyDrive with Windows Explorer which greatly simplifies the use of SkyDrive.

For a pile of info, this llink:
Making personal cloud storage for Windows available anywhere, with the new SkyDrive - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Go to the end of the webpage to find the link to click on to download SkyDrive for the Windows Desktop.

I used the link at the bottom of that webpage rather than going to skydrive.com and trying to download and install from there.
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23 Apr 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The one thing that annoys me with the way integration works, is that it is just like Dropbox. You have a folder on your C drive (or wherever) and whatever you put into that folder is synced to the sky.

So, for somebody like me who stores their Pictures on my home file server, I want a quick and easy way to synchronize all of my pictures on my P:\mypictures to my SkyDrive account..but I don't necessarily want to copy them to my C:\skydrive folder on my laptop. Plus, if I later decide to remove the secondary copy from C:\skydrive, they will be removed from the cloud account too.

Obviously, I could set up SkyDrive to go to my file server and then put \mypictures into that skydrive folder, but this means reorganizing my file server somewhat and also not having connectivity to skydrive when I am off my home network with my laptop.

Through the web interface for SkyDrive, I cannot upload a folder.

The only way I have found to really make this work is to use Gladinet to mount my SkyDrive account as a drive letter and then i can run robocopy to sync P:\mypictures to Y:\MySkyDrive_Gladinet share. Unfortunately, gladinet is about the slowest damn thing on earth. And it copies the files locally into a cache on my C drive, which it deletes after all uploading is done.

I've attemped to do a WEBDAV share, and while i can connect and interact with Windows explorer, it seems like any attempt copy a file from my local drives to this share via a command line fail.
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23 Apr 2012   #14

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I've encountered no difficulties
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23 Apr 2012   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the heads up.

Changing from 7Gb to 25Gb was easy as pie.
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24 Apr 2012   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, robocopy won't work. Since the timestamps don't match, it's recopying 100% of everything again. Hmmm....need a sync tool which is not timestamp sensitive
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24 Apr 2012   #17

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sardonicus View Post
Thanks for the heads up.

Changing from 7Gb to 25Gb was easy as pie.
Yep. Did both my hotmails.

Don't use either tbh, but what the hell.
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24 Apr 2012   #18

64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium w/ SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Keep in mind, it used to be 25GB previous to today. The 7GB is a new limit. So, they are offering for a limited time to keep what you already had.
They can go to 0GB for all I care. I don't use SkyDrive, let alone any file sharing service (legal or otherwise). I see no point in openly sharing my stuff.
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24 Apr 2012   #19

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

There is no requirement to share. You must take action to share.
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24 Apr 2012   #20

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

I just "Upgraded" and downloaded the App. Seems to work well. I'm going to have to reorganize my Skydrive folders layout though so I can integrate it into my libraries structure.

BTW the 25GB limit before didn't include Photos. I wonder if it does now.
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