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

24 Apr 2012   #21
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 
SkyDrive 25GB Upgrade Free

Hi Folks,

If you have a Windows Live ID i.e. a Hotmail account, you can get upgraded to 25gb free by logging-in to your account and selecting SkyDrive.


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24 Apr 2012   #22
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Logical Slacker View Post
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.
This isn't about "sharing" your stuff. You don't have to "share" your stuff with anybody.

Unless of course by "share", you simply mean put it on a computer that is not run and maintained by you. < - Many do have concerns about this and there is no right or wrong answer, it all depends upon the user.

I don't use any of these services for sharing with others, but instead use them as
1). Replacement to carrying around a USB key with me. As long as I have internet access, and the files I want are in SkyDrive, it's like having a 25GB USB key with me at all times.
2). Secondary copy of data that is in a location other than my home. This way if I am robbed and all of my computers are stolen, or my house burns to the ground, or my home floods and my computers are all damaged that I have a safe copy of all of my kids digital photos and such.



I've worked around my robocopy issue. I found that I can use Karen's Replicator to sync 2 directories and NOT use timestamps as a variable in determining whether or not to copy them. It will just use file size and file name..which is good enough for my purposes of having my own digital photos in a remote location.
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24 Apr 2012   #23
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Logical Slacker View Post
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.
Actually this isn't file sharing, such as Media Fire, unless you want it to be. Skydrive is for storage.
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24 Apr 2012   #24
Brds7t7

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

Thanks for that! I've got three different hotmail accounts. I've upgraded all of them!
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24 Apr 2012   #25
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Has the offer expired???
Limited time offer: SkyDrive free storage upped to 25 GB-screenshot.png


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24 Apr 2012   #26
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Logical Slacker View Post
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.
Actually this isn't file sharing, such as Media Fire, unless you want it to be. Skydrive is for storage.
you might find the link I provided in post #10 interesting. SkyDrive is more than previously.
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24 Apr 2012   #27
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

One thing to be careful of.

If you use the App to synchronize your folders then this is not a secure backup solution. The reason is that any changes you make to the synchronized folder, either deliberately or by accident, is immediately reflected on the Skydrive server.
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24 Apr 2012   #28
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

^ Absolutely true. And that is part of the reason that I was trying to figure out a solid way to synchronize my entire picture collection to SkyDrive as a backup. With the way the app works, I have to install it onto my computer and designate a folder as a skydrive folder. For me, my pictures aren't on my workstation that I use day to day, but rather on my server. So, to really utilize the SkyDrive app, I have to copy the pictures from my server to my desktop. And then, they are more or less stuck there, because if I remove them from my skydrive folder...they get removed from the cloud too.
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24 Apr 2012   #29
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

The approach I have taken, and it needs to be proved over time, is to separately sync the local SkyDrive folder using mirroring with versions to an external drive. That way I have the advantage of cloud storage and a solid backup. I don't immediately see how that could be applied to your situation though.
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24 Apr 2012   #30
Logical Slacker

64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium w/ SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I don't use any of these services for sharing with others, but instead use them as
1). Replacement to carrying around a USB key with me. As long as I have internet access, and the files I want are in SkyDrive, it's like having a 25GB USB key with me at all times.
2). Secondary copy of data that is in a location other than my home. This way if I am robbed and all of my computers are stolen, or my house burns to the ground, or my home floods and my computers are all damaged that I have a safe copy of all of my kids digital photos and such.
That's all good in theory, but no matter how secure online storage services are, they're always subject to hackers.

I'd rather invest in a 931GB USB portable hard drive, back up all my stuff on it, and carry it around in my shirt or coat pocket. Oh wait,,, I did.
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