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    Leaked Windows 8.1 Build Brings Option to Move SkyDrive...


    A new version of Windows 8.1 got leaked this morning, confirming that Microsoft has prepared several improvements for the RTM build of the operating system.

    One of the updates concerns the built-in SkyDrive app that now lets users change the location where all files are stored.



    “You can change where files in this folder are stored to another place on this hard drive, another drive, or another computer on your network,” the description of the new feature explains.


    Microsoft claims that interest for the dedicated options to change the default SkyDrive folder in Windows 8.1 has been very high ever since the Preview version of the OS update reached the web.

    “Moving the location of where the files live in 8.1 - we definitely want to give you more choice. It was unfortunate that we couldn't get this into the Windows 8.1 Preview release but it is currently running in the build I have,” one member of the SkyDrive development team said in a recent AMA session on Reddit.
    Leaked Windows 8.1 Build Brings Option to Move SkyDrive Folder

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    That's a welcomed change. What would be better is if they also included syncing between PC's. Currently there is no syncing since the files are stored in a master location (SkyDrive Cloud). I would like to see where files stored in SkyDrive are automatically sync'd to other PC's running the app. This was supposedly available in Mesh, but it is not in it's replacement, SkyDrive.

    Adding that feature would be a great moving in making the app even more useable.

    What’s more, the tech giant has promised to implement even more changes in the built-in SkyDrive app offered to Windows 8.1 users.
    Hopefully.
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    Hafnarfjörđur IS
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    Hi there
    I can't understand the Vitriol being levelled against SKYDRIVE -- you DON'T have to use it -- people use things like DROPBOX (very similar) without problems.

    Actually although I'm not interested in storing permanent and especially private data in the cloud these sorts of services are fine for quick file sharing especially where email is not the best medium to use for transmitting these files -- also with email you need to include a copy to ALL the recipients YOUR bandwidth !! -- whereas using SKYDRIVE or DROPBOX people can down load from THEIR bandwidth as and when convenient to them . Most email systems also aren't too happy with very large attachments either.

    I'll test to see if they've fixed some of the more glaring errors in IE11 when I've finished downloading but -please don't ask me where I'm getting this version from !!! -- some countries are rather more tolerant of these "sites" unlike the UK and increasingly the USA and FRANCE (surprisingly enough).

    Anybody else downloading leaks : PLEASE ALWAYS TEST IN A VM -- you can never guarantee what's in these versions -- they might be fine but it's a risk.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    I can't understand the Vitriol being levelled against SKYDRIVE -- you DON'T have to use it -- people use things like DROPBOX (very similar) without problems.
    What vitriolic statements are you talking about? None have been posted here (yet), and there are none in the article.

    BTW I do use SkyDrive, but as you say, I wouldn't put sensitive information there.
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    I don't recall seeing much hate directly at SkyDrive specifically. I've seen people who are very "anti-cloud" in general who don't want any of this stuff to succeed.

    As a dropbox user, there is some functionality lacking in Skydrive that I would like to see them add....and it's been slowly happening....but it prevents me from really using it. But I do have 25GB free with SkyDrive and that is something that I really like.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I LIKE SkyDive, even the NAME.
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