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[SkyDrive]- Do you need the desktop version too? Why?

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    [SkyDrive]- Do you need the desktop version too? Why?


    Im not sure I really got the picture with how SkyDrive works and how its different than other storage and sharing services like Mediafire, DropBox etc. but one of thse days I was prompted to install skydrive even if the app from the startscreen was alrdeady there. And now I have a folder under my user with other subfolders I created within the startscreen app. So is this is the desktop version of the startscreen app cause it shows its continously updating everytime Im reconecting to internet or power up my pc even I dont have anything in those folders and I think this is kinda a performance sapp for my pc and internet.Do I really need that? Or do I have a choice?


    And another dilema ( out of my own topic) : if I go to skidrive live com I saw under PC section 2 PCs with my name. Could the last one be there because sometime ago when I used windows 7 I installed the app? but I dont remember to use it. And for the 1st PC -wich is probably a distinct one because now I have windows 8 installed -why is asking me for a security code to conect to itif Im already logged in and I can see all my folders? Something slips my mind .
    Last edited by Orphydian; 04 Dec 2012 at 16:55.

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    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    Regarding the first question: the Modern UI SkyDrive app is dependent upon an internet connection, and is primarily a way to interact with the online storage space. The desktop application, on the other hand, synchronizes files between your hard drive and SkyDrive. Files present on SkyDrive will also be physically present on the local hard drive.
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    So this is basically online storage right? you put files in that folder and they will be automatically uploaded on skydrive com or you can go to skydrive live com and uploading from there. But ive heard these Skydrive is a lot more? How come?

    EDIT: so the files will take space storage both on my PC and as well in those online free 7 gb? Thats quiet an inconvenient
    Last edited by Orphydian; 05 Dec 2012 at 14:46.
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