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Skydrive retain files when OS is deleted?

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Skydrive retain files when OS is deleted?

    I've looked through the Skydrive FAQ, I cannot seem to verify if I wipe my drive, the files synched will remain on Skydrive.
    I have ran the beta W8 since release, subsequently lost my job and cannot afford the $40 to buy upgrade now that Jan 15th is here. (RC/Beta expire, OS reboots every 2hrs, installing Ubuntu)

    I have a grandfathered 25GB account with all my MP3's and photo's and would like to know for sure they will remain on Skydrive if I wipe my laptop. Would make it much easier than backing up these files once again across multiple USB and DVD's.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    yes, the files should still be in your skydrive account if you wipe the system. my files were still there when I wiped out my Win7 system to install Win8.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    If you delete the files from the sync folder, then they will be deleted on the server. But if you sign out of your skydrive account, and then delete them, then there is no problem.

    There's also no problem if you simply reformat the drive (since Skydrive won't be running at the time).
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