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Biggest Free Cloud Storage?

  1. #11

    Quote Originally Posted by McNeil View Post
    Brummyfan, such cloud storage websites can only access files on your computer that you give them access to.
    Mostly you will upload files through a web browsers so once you close the browser they will have no access to your computer at all.
    Although files you uploaded online are accessible by them since they'll be store on their servers.
    IF you download desktop version of those website that keeps running in background and access your HDD and uploads files to the server in order to provide real time backup will have access to nearly all files on your HDD unless you specify the directory.
    I can't say if using such services are 100% safe but there are tons of users who uses such services, including me.
    To enhance your document's privacy you should consider using trusted providers such as Googl Drive and Microsoft Skydrive.
    Thanks for the explanation.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 412
    Windows 8 - 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
    This link gives one 100 GB free storage if you get signed up before they hit 1 million.
    Info from CloudEightInfo.Avenue, a newsletter I've used and trusted for almost 20 years . link below..
    I purchased a Lifetime- Premium Sub. all those years ago.

    Cloudeight InfoAve Premium - Computer tips and tricks newsletter
    I hope this is helpful.
    Didn't know you had the Cloudeight newsletter LPt1, I have that although not the Premium version, my Smilies program came through them as well.

    Joan they are in Middleville, Michigan .. USA.. where my newslettter comes from every 2 weeks. to my mail acct... lol... small world.
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  3. #13

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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    As the saying goes, be careful of what you wish for, you just may get it.

    That said, be wary of all those insanely large "free" offerings of cloud storage space. What else are you getting (or giving up) with "50 gig of free space"??? As I tell my kids, sometimes an unsecured connection is left that way for a reason

    With that, if you must put your info in cloud, stick with the more established, reputable companies. These guys, Google, Microsoft, Drop Box offer on average about 5 gig of free storage space, with Microsoft's SkyDrive, (the one I use) offering the most (7 gig).

    Cloud computing can be extremely useful, and convenient, especially, especially if you want to sync files between devices. I use Microsoft's SkyDrive which also allows me to keep files sync'd on 3 PC's and a smartphone. Android phones use the SkyDrive app. I would urge caution as to what files you put in the cloud - files with account numbers or passwords for example.
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  4. #14

    When I put anything sensitive in my cloud, I put it into a box cryptor container. Google it, is free and works good.

    My primary cloud storage is dropbox. I also use Skydrive as they have me 25GB free.
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  5. #15

    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    When I put anything sensitive in my cloud, I put it into a box cryptor container. Google it, is free and works good.
    Thanks for the tip. I'll have to look into that.
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