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Windows 7: OneDrive storage limits get cut down - here's what you need to know

02 Mar 2017   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
OneDrive storage limits get cut down - here's what you need to know

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Back in October, 2014, Microsoft promised an end to cloud storage limits, saying that anyone with a paid Office 365 subscription would get unlimited OneDrive storage. After upgrading a number of users to 10TB or unlimited storage, the company announced that it would be breaking that promise, citing the fact that some users had abused the policy by using their unlimited storage for unlimited storage.

Users were told that they would have a year to get their affairs in order, and in December, we learned that anyone with more than 1TB of OneDrive storage would be chopped down on March 1, which is today. This means that if you have more than 1TB stored in OneDrive, it's time to get it out.

If you've checked your OneDrive today, you've probably found that your storage limit is still what it was, but to be clear, Microsoft has confirmed to Neowin that these changes are indeed going into effect, and it may take up to 48 hours to see the changes...


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02 Mar 2017   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

This is a prime example why I advise against using free cloud storage.

This line is hilarious:

"...the company announced that it would be breaking that promise, citing the fact that some users had abused the policy by using their unlimited storage for unlimited storage."
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02 Mar 2017   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
This is a prime example why I advise against using free cloud storage.

This line is hilarious:

"...the company announced that it would be breaking that promise, citing the fact that some users had abused the policy by using their unlimited storage for unlimited storage."
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02 Mar 2017   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I also don't understand how it is a abuse to use the free storage as it was offered, (unlimited). A three legged blind duck would of known from the beginning that some would store TB's of data. Somehow this thought bypassed Microsoft high tech brain power. Cloud storage is fine as long as other methods are also used. I will post it again; trusting others with your storage backup is iffy even if its a paid for version.

Free is addictive. Some kids will take more free candy than other kids. Go figure.

Jack
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02 Mar 2017   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Really not surprising though
The first whiff was grandfathered hotmail users which got a free 25gb's
That was taken away unless one claimed it I forget how I didn't bother doing it
giveth and taketh away still waiting for the win-10 renege which has already happened by degrading group policy features from 10 pro
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04 Mar 2017   #6
georgeks

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I still got 40 GB...

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04 Mar 2017   #7
cornemuse

Windows 7 Home Premium bit
 
 

Its abuse 'cause mICROSOFT aint making $$ off it!
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04 Mar 2017   #8
johncorosz

Both Windows 7 64 & Windows 10 LTSB
 
 

This may be off topic but of a similar vein. I had an email account that was free (they all used to be?) and I joined for 2 years. It was "inbox.com" and one day I get an email stating that they are only allowing paid customers now and unless I pay 10 bucks I will lose all access to my account. Sadly I now found several sites that seem to be playing the same game. This may be becoming a giant trend in marketing on it's way.....or maybe not!

This is old hat. It is called the "Bait and Switch" - Promotions are designed to boost short-term sales by providing irresistible value propositions to consumers. Coupons, holiday sales events, mail-in rebates and giveaways all fall under the promotions category. The "bait and switch" tactic is widely considered unethical, yet many companies still practice this promotions technique. With bait and switch, a company advertises a significant discount on a valuable product, but stocks only a small number of that item in stores. Customers are lured in by the great deal, only to discover that a completely different and often inferior product is being promoted instead. Avoid this tactic at all costs. Even though it is legal, the bait-and-switch tactic can tarnish your ethical reputation quickly.
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04 Mar 2017   #9
tetraps

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

37.9 of 40 GB used for me. Would have been nice to keep that extra 100 GB, though.
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04 Mar 2017   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Another way of looking at Cloud storage.

At the low prices of your own storage using hard drives, thumb drives and or SSD's; what is the big deal if you loose a little free Cloud storage?

For those that want access to their 60 or 100 gigs of data when traveling, just put it on a thumb drive and hide the thumb drive in the secret pocket in your underwear. Maybe some thumb drive ear rings would meet ones needs.

Jack
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