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Skydrive for windows 8.1 (local account)

  1. #11


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    Yeah, well I was pretty irked with it also but there is nothing to be gained complaining alas.

    You could try the microsoft support site and they would tell you to run sfc /scannow without reading your question if you want :-) I did but it didn't help me much really.

    On the bright side there are plenty of free alternatives. I use Tresorit personally as it is encrypted but I'll not try to push it on anyone.

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  2. #12


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Baidukun View Post
    It's not bing I never used Bing, and I disabled it on windows 8.1.
    Its skydrive desktop app.. Really no one used it on windows 7? that's strange.
    Skydrive desktop app lets you configure local folder to mirror skydrive folder it sync automatically when there is changes.
    Yah, that sounds about right, thats how I use it in windows 8. I HAVE used it in 7, but not as much as I use it in 8. Whate'er I do to my Local Skydrive folder happens right away online too. Are you saying it does not act like this anymore?

    hmm,

    Google Drive is similar, I have a local folder and it acts the same as Skydrive, try that instead. Whatever you do locally gets uploaded instantly.

    Or you can Keep Skydrive AND Google Drive and Dropbox, there is also a program called "Box" 10gb), and there is ImageShack's "Skypath" (25gb)Asus Free Webstorage (5 gb) - IU use an app on my iphone called "CloudOn" to connect all of these disparate accounts and I can move stuff from one to the other.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    When the Desktop shell for Skydrive is running, it makes a folder that you can get to in Explorer, and you can move files back and forth from the Net Account from that folder, it syncs instantaneously.
    Err, no it doesn't. On my computer it can take hours before any file placed in the Explorer Skydrive folder syncs.

    I want to go back to the Windows 8 way with a desktop application, is that possible?
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  4. #14


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by tuckeratlarge View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    When the Desktop shell for Skydrive is running, it makes a folder that you can get to in Explorer, and you can move files back and forth from the Net Account from that folder, it syncs instantaneously.
    Err, no it doesn't. On my computer it can take hours before any file placed in the Explorer Skydrive folder syncs.

    I want to go back to the Windows 8 way with a desktop application, is that possible?
    Hello Tucker,

    The amount of time it takes to sync depends on your internet connection bandwidth.

    You would have to go back to Windows 8 to be able to use the SkyDrive desktop app.
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post

    Hello Tucker,

    The amount of time it takes to sync depends on your internet connection bandwidth.

    You would have to go back to Windows 8 to be able to use the SkyDrive desktop app.
    Boo!

    Upload bandwidth is 5Mbps, is that not enough?
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  6. #16


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    Should be plenty for a quick sync.
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  7. #17


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    Do you have to have the 'Metro' app running for sync to work?
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  8. #18


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    Nope. The SkyDrive app doesn't need to be open to sync what you place in your SkyDrive folders in File Explorer.
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  9. #19


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by tuckeratlarge View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    it syncs instantaneously.
    Err, no it doesn't. On my computer it can take hours before any file placed in the Explorer Skydrive folder syncs.

    I want to go back to the Windows 8 way with a desktop application, is that possible?

    Thats odd, on mine, whatever I do on my Phone shows up instantly in my PC, and what I do on my PC shows up instantly on my Phone. Do yu mean, when you use the Skydrive TILE app? In that case, what you say may be true. I don't use that though, I always have used the Desktop App, which does sync instantaneously.
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  10. #20


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post

    Hello Tucker,

    The amount of time it takes to sync depends on your internet connection bandwidth.

    You would have to go back to Windows 8 to be able to use the SkyDrive desktop app.
    Shawn - You mean to say the Skydrive Desktop Application CANNOT be installed in Windows 8.1????

    and Grr
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