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Do i need to download skydrive or the metro one is all i need?

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    Do i need to download skydrive or the metro one is all i need?


    Just as the title says. I upgraded the skydrive and I am planing to put all my documents there. Do i need to download skydrive to be able to sync my documents or does the metro app is enough?

    This is like having 2 "environments" or something like that. Where metro apps are completely separate?

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    Earth
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    Windows 7 Home Premuim x64 & Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64


    The Metro app is enough.
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    How do I configure it to sync like dropbox my documents folder?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Highlander View Post
    How do I configure it to sync like dropbox my documents folder?
    For dropbox you need dropbox app.
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    Earth
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    Windows 7 Home Premuim x64 & Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64


    The Metro app is like a webapp. If you want the folder to be installed you have to download SkyDrive from Microsoft.
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    The SkyDrive app can be used to upload files using the metro file picker UI. The SkyDrive for Windows app allows for better control of folders and such. Ideally though, I find SkyDrive to be excellent when you're doing the same work on two different PCs. It's also used though to back up files as well, although you can't really sync, for example, your documents library and have different changes sync up. The SkyDrive for Windows app uses its own user folder.
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    I had a look at that Windows Skydrive thing.

    I stopped it as it began downloading gigs of stuff I had already uploaded.

    SDExplorer suits me better.

    The free (base) version does the basic job well. Download the latest version | SDExplorer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    It's also used though to back up files as well, although you can't really sync, for example, your documents library and have different changes sync up. The SkyDrive for Windows app uses its own user folder.
    Yes, that has always been a complaint of mine with skydrive. There is also no deleted items retention (so if you accidentally delete something, yeah, it's gone) and there is no bandwidth control. So, if you have lots to upload, it will suck up all of your bandwidth while it does it.
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    So skydrive is NOT like dropbox? doesn't work like that. I thought it did. I am going to try sdexplorer and see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Highlander View Post
    So skydrive is NOT like dropbox? doesn't work like that. I thought it did. I am going to try sdexplorer and see.
    If you are using android you may try SanDisk memory zone and foldersync apps
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