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Windows 7: Sky Drive Access


07 Jun 2010   #1

Win7
 
 
Sky Drive Access

What software are people using to access Sky Drive? I found Gladinet Drive, but the free version was fairly slow.

Thanks,

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07 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

As far as I am aware gladinet is the best (and only) way of mounting your Skydrive as a network drive .

In terms of speed; accessing something over the Internet like this is never fast, not even for payed solutions like iDisk (which I use). The only way to speed this up is to cache the entire drive loclly and have the files upload in the background which gives you fast access... but I don't think gladinet supports this.

You get what you pay for .

Oli
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07 Jun 2010   #3

Win7
 
 

I've used something like dropbox on my other systems and it works much faster, but it only has a 2GB allotted space for the free version.
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30 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
As far as I am aware gladinet is the best (and only) way of mounting your Skydrive as a network drive .

In terms of speed; accessing something over the Internet like this is never fast, not even for payed solutions like iDisk (which I use). The only way to speed this up is to cache the entire drive loclly and have the files upload in the background which gives you fast access... but I don't think gladinet supports this.

You get what you pay for .

Oli

How did you get iDisk installed on your Windows 7 box? I have Windows 7 Professional and when I attempt to install the iDisk utility, I get a message that iDisk needs access to my host file - and that's where it stops. I have Admin privileges on the system - but I'm lost.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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30 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 64
 
 

I use SkyDrive Simple Viewer for WebDAV, makes it possible to mount Skydrive folders as drive letters, very handy.
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30 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
As far as I am aware gladinet is the best (and only) way of mounting your Skydrive as a network drive .


Oli
Windows 7 Utilities: SkyDrive Explorer | Windows 7 News is another tool or mounting Skydrive on the Computer windows on Windows Explorer.

They are slow because unlike mounted physical drives, they still try to access an Internet server to get into Skydrive and access your data. They would of course be slow if your connection is slow.

I still upload my files manually to Skydrive by using a browser and I find it very handy.
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13 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

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