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Skydrive folders attached to drive???

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    Posts : 5
    Windows 8,1 64bit

    Skydrive folders attached to drive???


    I have 8.1 on an SSD 128 GB with some nominal programs. It seems, no, it is suddenly filling up. I have 17 GB left. The other day had over 60 GB remaining, then it got smaller and now the 17. After some poking around and thought, it seems that my making a backup image of this SSD with 8.1 and my other SSd with Windows 7, and putting them on Skydrive, it is somehow attached itself to my physical drive. In the Skydrive folder, these two folders have an attention icon on them. What does that icon mean and could these folders (whose total GB just about equals what I have lost recently) have become associated with the physical SSD?

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    Posts : 5
    Windows 8,1 64bit

    How to save large files (bkup images) to Skydrive?


    Think I see what the problem is to my previous posts. Skydrive is not letting me download any files larger than 2GB and both system backup images (I have Win 8.1 and 7 on separate SSD's) have certain files exceeding this max amount. Is there any way around this so as to get these two images off my SSD and free the space?

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    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit with Media Center


    Is your user profile folder on the SSD as well? I set my user profile folder to a non-ssd drive, this reduces the number of writes and will stop something filling up a small SSD. I thought skydrive stored a copy of the files locally and synced any changes, thus allowing access if your internet is down.

    I stopped using skydrive, because there are much better alternatives out there, I've never had much luck with skydrive plus it won't work in my office. I use WHS, so that handles my backups, but if I didn't, I would never backup OS images to the cloud, I would use an external hard drive, so it's easy to restore and doesn't require an internet connection to do it.
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Skydrive folders attached to drive???
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