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Windows 7: Live Mesh or Dropbox?


09 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 
Live Mesh or Dropbox?

I've been using Dropbox because my school PC is Windows XP, but next year they will be switching to Windows 7 which is compatible. I'm hoping to switch to Live Mesh because it's a bit more unobtrusive and has remote desktop capabilities.

Anyone that uses Mesh a lot like it more? any suggestions?

I like how you can sync custom folders. With dropbox I have to mklink to sync the documents folder, but in Mesh I can sync specific folders within my documents.


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09 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm a dropbox user myself. With any cloud service, I don't want to completely trust any of my data to the cloud. This is the reason that I like dropbox, everything is synced between my PC's and the cloud..so I have a local copy of the data. I believe previously that SkyDrive had a 50MB file limit, which has since increased to 100MB..

Since my home upload speeds are fairly slow, I don't store much in Dropbox, so the 2GB for free and the 1GB that I got free for referrals is more than enough. I don't really need the capacity of Sky Drive.
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09 Apr 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i use both. dropbox is handy for quick uploads and getting a public link for posting pics in vm's and pm's here on the forum.
skydrive/mesh is good because you just choose the folders to sync and forget about them. until needed
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09 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'd be happy to provide an invite to anybody who wants Dropbox. When you use a referral, you get an extra 500MB and I get an extra 500MB. Just private message me with an invite request and I will send it your way.
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10 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I used to use both, but I stopped using DropBox. I didn't have any specific issues with it, per se, but Live Mesh works great, with 5 GB of space, and gives me a quick link to the rest of my 25 GB SkyDrive account. It does everything DropBox can do, with a little more. It has a one button option to sync my Favorites and my Office signature, templates, etc as well. I no longer drag flash drives back and forth from work and home.
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10 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

I'm definitely looking forward to favorites sync.

Once my exams are finished I think I'll uninstall dropbox and Chrome.
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10 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I do love the Chrome sync feature. I however don't use IE and haven't in so many years I often forget that it even exists.

I prefer DropBox still over SkyDrive/LiveMesh as all of the files are kept in 1 place. it's annoying that SkyDrive gives you 25GB of space, but LiveMesh can only utilize 5GB and the files are stored in different places. I guess they will be changing SkyDrive in the future to be all one location and the entire 25GB can be synced....but until then, I'm satisfied with DropBox. I've got nearly 5GB of free space now after referrals with DropBox and I'm only using 0.1% of my space.
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