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Windows 7: Skydrive showing only 5gb space instead of 25gb

04 Aug 2011   #1
abu46

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Skydrive showing only 5gb space instead of 25gb

I recently singed up for windows live services, the main reason was the 25GB free storage limit it was offering as my dropbox was filled

but to mt amazement when i checked my available free space in skydrive it only shows 5GB instead of 25Gb as advertised

am i missing something here




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04 Aug 2011   #2
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Me too. 5GB free of 5GB. But I have to say I don't remember 25GB being advertised.
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04 Aug 2011   #3
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

This might help to explain things:

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Windows Live SkyDrive requires no installation and you get 25 GB of free storage space though the maximum size of an individual file / document cannot exceed 50 MB. Each file or folder on SkyDrive has a unique Web address (URL), so you can easily paste that link into email messages or other documents for direct access.
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When you add any folder to Live Mesh for synchronization, a copy of that folder gets stored online so you will always have access to your files even if the main computer is offline. This service is known as Live Desktop and offers 5 GB of online storage space.
More: http://www.labnol.org/internet/compa...skydrive/6166/
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04 Aug 2011   #4
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank's for the link Dwarf. Trust Microsoft to come up with such a confusing mix of offerings.
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04 Aug 2011   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Lol, yeah they like to keep us on our toes!
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04 Aug 2011   #6
abu46

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

thanks for clearing that out dwarf

confusion is the usp of windows services
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04 Aug 2011   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It isn't confusing at all, and was clearly spelled out for me when I started using the services. Maybe you missed some of the set up screens? I swear I remember that being explained.

You get a 5 GB chunk put aside for your Live Mesh storage, which is part of your overall 25 GB online SkyDrive.
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