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    SkyDrive Question


    I want to use SkyDrive like another HD. But, it seems that everything on SkyDrive is downloaded to all pcs connected to my SkyDrive. This defeats how I want to use SkyDrive. I have a desktop PC with huge video and photo folders. They are much to big to have on my ultrabook. I wanted to copy these folders to SkyDrive and then access them from my ultrabook. But this sync feature seems to defeat that use of SkyDrive.

    I would appreciate any insight into how to use SkyDrive the way I want.

    Thanks, Jim

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    Hello Jim,

    On any PC that you don't want them downloaded (available) on, you could set that SkyDrive folder (ex: Videos) at "C:\Users\(user-name)\SkyDrive" to Make available online-only.

    With the new smart files features, you will still be able to see the videos without them being saved on the PC.

    (OPTION TWO below)
    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ows-8-1-a.html

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Jim,

    On any PC that you don't want them downloaded (available) on, you could set that SkyDrive folder (ex: Videos) at "C:\Users\(user-name)\SkyDrive" to Make available online-only.

    With the new smart files features, you will still be able to see the videos without them being saved on the PC.

    (OPTION TWO below)
    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ows-8-1-a.html

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Thanks for the answer! That fixes my problem perfectly.

    Regards, Jim
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    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Jim. I'm glad that'll work.
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