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Microsoft's SkyDrive storage service gets a facelift

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I like it! Very clean, just makes me REALLY want to see Windows Explorer (or File Explorer) have that metro look and feel to it.

    I also may be considering expanding my SkyDrive storage, 50 dollars a year for 100 gigs of third party, non-partisan storage sounds tempting....
    What, and destroy its usefulness as well?

    As for SkyDrive.....thanks, but no thanks.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I like it! Very clean, just makes me REALLY want to see Windows Explorer (or File Explorer) have that metro look and feel to it.

    I also may be considering expanding my SkyDrive storage, 50 dollars a year for 100 gigs of third party, non-partisan storage sounds tempting....


    What, and destroy its usefulness as well?

    As for SkyDrive.....thanks, but no thanks.

    That's right, looks over functionality. Pure awesome!

    • No support for Windows XP.
    • No recycle bin support.
    • No bandwidth throttling. (absolutely necessary in a business or shared home environment)
    • No Linux support ( I know most people here won't care)
    • Cannot upload a folder via the web application...only files.
    • No thanks...not right now.


    I really want to use SkyDrive, I really do. It's the most free storage that I get (25GB), but I just cannot use it. Not being able to recover a file accidentally deleted, either from the web, or from my SkyDrive folder locally being instantly replicated to the cloud or to the computer is just not acceptable. And without having folder upload support in the web app, using it as a pure web backup location is a no-go as well.
    Last edited by pparks1; 15 Aug 2012 at 00:21.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I like it! Very clean, just makes me REALLY want to see Windows Explorer (or File Explorer) have that metro look and feel to it.

    I also may be considering expanding my SkyDrive storage, 50 dollars a year for 100 gigs of third party, non-partisan storage sounds tempting....


    What, and destroy its usefulness as well?

    As for SkyDrive.....thanks, but no thanks.

    That's right, looks over functionality. Pure awesome!

    Honestly, I get the feeling that Cokey is really Steve Ballmer sitting in his Redmond executive office typing this stuff!

    Could it be? Naw!
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Travis View Post
    Like t-4-2, I figured out the new SkyDrive was from downloading WE 2012, but this is only because I coincidentally downloaded it two days ago and saw it.

    As far as sharing notebooks to SkyDrive from OneNote, it's the most convoluted process. In fact, it's so convoluted I can't figure out how to do it yet. I'm connected to SkyDrive via OneNote, logged into SkyDrive online.

    What has this company turned into? This is ridiculous.

    ________________UPDATE________________


    Never mind, I got it. But MS is going backwards with their new stuff, really ticked off. And like pparks1 said, you can only upload one file at a time. Man of man. I don't know if this changes if you upgrade from their free service, but why would I pay these people for this service when what they're doing what they're doing with their software?
    I can upload multiple files at one time.

    t-4-2
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
    I can upload multiple files at one time.

    t-4-2
    So, via the website, how do I take C:\folder1 and copy all of it's files and subfolders to my Skydrive account in 1 fell swoop?
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  6. #16


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    You kind of need to set up a file structure within Windows first. Or, you can set one up within SkyDrive. It's a tad tedious, but the overall arching point is the fact that files are accessible from your SkyDrive are available on any other PC you use. Or better yet, you can have YOUR PC and its contents as your SkyDrive of sorts.

    But in one fell swoop, I can copy some folders from my Libraries over to the SkyDrive directory and have it upload the way I left the folder structure as.
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
    I can upload multiple files at one time.

    t-4-2
    So, via the website, how do I take C:\folder1 and copy all of it's files and subfolders to my Skydrive account in 1 fell swoop?
    I said "Upload files", not folders.
    Create a folder (named folder1) in Skydrive > Open C:\folder1 > select files > drag and drop files to Skydrive folder1
    Create sub-folder under folder1 in skydrive > open sub-folder in C:\folder1 > drag and drop files to skydrive sub-folder

    t-4-2
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
    I can upload multiple files at one time.

    t-4-2
    So, via the website, how do I take C:\folder1 and copy all of it's files and subfolders to my Skydrive account in 1 fell swoop?
    I said "Upload files", not folders.
    Create a folder (named folder1) in Skydrive > Open C:\folder1 > select files > drag and drop files to Skydrive folder1
    Create sub-folder under folder1 in skydrive > open sub-folder in C:\folder1 > drag and drop files to skydrive sub-folder

    t-4-2
    Cool thanks. So, I have about 300 folders and 10,000 pictures in my digital pictures library. So, this is going to take a while, huh?
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    t-4-2, that's via the computer not the website.

    Figured out how to do it from the browser, hold CTRL and select multiple folders and it uploads them - but only if they're less than 300MB. If they're more it won't (if you're using the free storage, which I am. I guess the limitation is raised with the paid storage?) Otherwise you have to load everything up via your PC.

    By the way, the "Share" option in the various Office file pages are incredibly misleading, maybe useless. If they are useful it is designed horribly because I cannot find a way to upload files via "File" to SkyDrive, and the implication is that you can.
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  10. #20


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post

    So, via the website, how do I take C:\folder1 and copy all of it's files and subfolders to my Skydrive account in 1 fell swoop?
    I said "Upload files", not folders.
    Create a folder (named folder1) in Skydrive > Open C:\folder1 > select files > drag and drop files to Skydrive folder1
    Create sub-folder under folder1 in skydrive > open sub-folder in C:\folder1 > drag and drop files to skydrive sub-folder

    t-4-2
    Cool thanks. So, I have about 300 folders and 10,000 pictures in my digital pictures library. So, this is going to take a while, huh?
    Skydrive only gives you 25 GB storage if you have enabled the 25 GB option a while back. Otherwise you get only 7 GB as a new skydrive member.
    Better check if your total picture size does not exceed the limit, particularly if you pictures are in png or bmp formats.
    I understand you can buy more storage space.

    P.S. you can drag and drop a bunch of files at one time.... click at one of the files > press Ctrl key and HOLD > click the next file, and the next, and so on while you are HOLDING the Ctrl key > release Hold > drag/drop those to the skydrive folder.

    Yes, it will take some time finish uploading.

    t-4-2
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