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New skydrive app works like *********!

  1. #1


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    Windows 7, 8, 8.1

    New skydrive app works like *********!


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Simon,

    The SkyDrive desktop app is no longer needed in Windows 8.1 since SkyDrive is now fully integrated in it. Installing the SkyDrive desktop app in Windows 8.1, you will not see any difference.

    The red warning box at the top of the tutorial below has more details on this if you like.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/24733-skydrive-desktop-app-install-uninstall-windows.html

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Hi Brink!
    Im sure theres a good explanation, when everybody else says, that the new skydrive app is so amazing, but in my case, not so much.
    When i had Windows 8.0, my only problem with the skydrive was, that if i saved some changes to a document, and didnt change its name, skydrive assumed, there were no changes, and just deleted all of my Work, back to the old copy.
    After i installed 8.1, the app has been so bad, its ten times easier for me, to use the online version!
    If i dont open the app, every time i open the computer, it wont even do an effort in updating my files. Furthermore, theres still the document savings problem, but this time, the app is also so slow, that it takes about twenty minutes to download one document or a Picture (funny enough, it doesnt matter how big the file is, unless its a big movie)

    I dont know what to do about it, i hope you can help!

    I am running Windows 8.1 Pro on a surface 1 Pro, and if you ask me, im an average user, who doesnt fill his computer with crab, vira, or messes with the sytem-files, so there should be no reason for this.

    Anton

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    Hello Anton, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    In Windows 8.1, you don't want to use the SkyDrive Desktop app.

    Instead you could save the files in one of the SkyDrive folders to have it sync with SkyDrive online.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ows-8-1-a.html

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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    Windows 7, 8, 8.1


    Thanks for the welcome, and thank you very much for replying this fast:

    No, i know that, because when i upgraded to windows 8.1, the desktop app was uninstalled, and its not possible to reinstall. My probelm is with the new skydrive app from Windows store, that replaces the old "desktop" app.

    I hope, this was what you ment.
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    How does it work when you save to one of the "C:\Users\(user-name)\SkyDrive" folders?

    The modern SkyDrive app is just about the same as using the online SkyDrive.
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    Windows 7, 8, 8.1


    "C:\Users\Anton\SkyDrive" is where the skydrive app has its folders, and this is where i put them, when i want them uploaded!
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    Do you have a 3rd party AV or security program installed that may be interfering with SkyDrive?

    If so, then you might temporarily disable or uninstall it to see if the issue continues with SkyDrive syncing.

    Do you have the SkyDrive folders set to "Make available offline"?

    If you have a metered wireless network connection, then by default SkyDrive will not sync until you're on a non-metered connection.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...-turn-off.html
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    Windows 7, 8, 8.1


    no, im using the windows defender standard version for windows 8.1!

    yes, most of my folders are set to available offline.

    and no, i have a just fine 100/100 wlan network set up (not metered)
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