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  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    Thank you, that's a good explanation. It is more clear to me now and it sounds like a good way to share things with my kids and keep the privacy that I want. I think I'll install it.
    in order for your kids to share a folder with you, they also need to install skydrive.

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    you will not lose any storage space. so if you have 25 GB of storage, it does not drop to 7 GB.
    I found it "existing users can retain their 25 GB of storage. Users who had 4 GB or more of files uploaded on SkyDrive as of April 1, 2012 will automatically retain their 25 GB of storage. Existing users of SkyDrive can keep their 25 GB of storage simply by simply availing of the free additional storage option in your SkyDrive account settings."

    So at the time if you have less than 4 gb , they shrink it to 7
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  3. #13


    Personally I use dropbox. It has a few more key features that I really appreciate.

    #1). It supports revision history of files and if you are a paid for customer, you use the pack rat add on which keeps your deleted files pretty much forever
    #2). Dropbox has more client support. Windows, Linux, OSX, Android, iPhone, etc
    #3). Dropbox supports bandwidth controls..meaning you can limit your uploads
    #4). Dropbox offers a local LAN sync feature which means 2 computers on the same LAN will share at the LAN level rather than going to and from the cloud
    #5). Dropbox allows selective folder sync...so if you have some folders in your dropbox that you don't want sync'd to a particular computer, you can set that up easily.

    Dropbox starts you with 2GB of free space, but you can easily get more by inviting friends and by sharing folders and such. If anybody wants to try out dropbox, here is a referral link from me. If you sign up using it, you and I both get an additional 500MB of disk space. http://db.tt/F99VNz3
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    nice way to spam people to boost your dropbox account size...

    of course if you pay you get more features. same with any service. and skydrive has good client support as well as some of those other features. Not saying that Dropbox is worse or bad. I love Dropbox as well. I think it's worthy to have both.
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    They send an email to the owner of 25 gb to ask if they want to keep it.
    I never got any email. I still have 25 GB.
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    nice way to spam people to boost your dropbox account size...
    It not only increases my dropbox account, but would also increase theirs as well. I saw your wink, and I think it would be questionable if I PM'd everybody in this forum rather than just putting the link in a post.

    And I've posted my link before at sevenforums and here at eightforums and I don't think I have had a single person sign up using it.

    I've played with all of the cloud drive services (skydrive, dropbox, sugarsync, box.net, google drive, amazon cloud drive, etc) and I always end up back on dropbox. It would be nice to get more free space (and the reason that I posted my link), but I'm using less than 40MB of space on my dropbox account...as I store mostly .txt files (notes).
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  7. #17


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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    I never got any email. I still have 25 GB.

    because you have more than 4 gb in it, I don't remember if it was an email or a talk on a forum

    I try both drop box and skydrive but, I have 10 TB space available in my Server 2012 essential and I can access it from any browser. I can even remote desktop PC on the network...... So I don't care about space, only thing on my Skydrive is family Photo that I share with friend, 11 Gb of it they will not share my server for sure, lol


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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    I try both drop box and skydrive but, I have 10 TB space available in my Server 2012 essential and I can access it from any browser. I can even remote desktop PC on the network......

    Yes, the web access of these server products is nice. What is the cost of the Server 2012 essentials product...If I remember correctly it's around $500. That's going to eliminate quite a number of home users I would think right there.

    For many, the biggest benefit of using the cloud storage is that it provides them with an offsite backup of their important data. Far too many people either don't have a backup period, or they keep their backups in their home and lose it during a theft, fire, etc.
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post

    For many, the biggest benefit of using the cloud storage is that it provides them with an offsite backup of their important data. Far too many people either don't have a backup period, or they keep their backups in their home and lose it during a theft, fire, etc.

    good point, to many peoples back-up their stuff and live it in the house. that's when they make back-up, they put all their photo on their HD and they cry when the HD crash, get stolen or whatever
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  10. #20


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    I never got any email. I still have 25 GB.
    because you have more than 4 gb in it, I don't remember if it was an email or a talk on a forum
    nope. never had 4 GB in skydrive. the most I ever had at a given time was 1 GB.
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