The Cloud

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    Victor Leigh

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    That sounds like a bad bug. I suppose it's someone's bad implementation of syncing.
     
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    Yes. Unfortunately, the install does not offer the option of where to install the folder. I tried moving it or copying and pasting, but then it loses its sync potential.

    P.S. Added. This post is inaccurate. I found, on reinstalls, that when you log on with your live ID, you are given the option to move the folder. Problem solved.
     
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    You can send your files to your SkyDrive by simply creating a shortcut of a SkyDrive folder, e.g. Document, Personal, etc.

    Here’s how:
    1. Signup for a live mail account (you need a live mail account to use SkyDrive): https://signup.live.com/signup.aspx...EXT_CIMS018124_Hotmail_EN-US_0X0_178794&lic=1
    2. Download and install the SkyDrive app: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/skydrive/download-skydrive. For simplicity, leave the SkyDrive folder open after the installation is completed.
    3. Click Start, then copy and paste the following command into the search box: %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo
    4. Click the SendTo folder, which will appear at the top of the search result.
    5. Go to you SkyDrive folders and using you right mouse button drag a folder > release the mouse button and select Create shortcuts here.
    6. Once the shortcut has been created, close the SendTo folder and the SkyDrive application. Select a file you want to move to SkyDrive > Right-click the file > Select Send to > Select the SkyDrive folder > Your file should automatically be copied to your selected SkyDrive folder.
     
    Papo, May 10, 2012
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    Skydrive has downgraded all members to 7GB now. If you caught the free upgrade then you would still have 25GB. But I missed it, and there goes my 18GB's
     
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    I just upgraded mine back to 25GB. I have four email accounts; one Hotmail and three live.mail. I was able to upgrade all four accounts to 25GB. You simply go to your SkyDrive and you'll see the option to upgrade.
     
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    Here's a little info about pricing and other storage providers.

    Gmail (https://drive.google.com/start#home): 5GB free, $2.49 (£1.54) a month for 25GB, $4.99 (£3.08) a month 100GB, $49.99 (£30.80) a month for 1TB. (Gmail storage went from 7 to 10GB)

    SkyDrive (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-HK/skydrive/home): 7GB free, 20GB for $10 (£6) a year, 50GB for $25 (£16) a year, 100GB for $50 (£32) a year.

    Dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/): 2GB free and up to 16GB for referrals, 50GBs for $9.99/month (£6) or $99.00/year, 100GBs for $19.99/month (£20) or $199.00/year (£123).

    Box (http://box.com/): 5 GB Free, 25GB for 9.99, 50GB for 19.99.

    I have used Box for a while now and even though it’s more expensive than Gmail or SkyDrive, it offers many futures not found on any two of them. Have not used Dropbox so I cannot comment about it.

    Please note that there are many other cloud storage providers. You can find a list here: http://www.top10cloudstorage.com/cloud-storage/
     
    Papo, May 11, 2012
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    It seems that I have missed it, I only have the option to buy 20GB for $10, which I'm not going to do. When Google Drive becomes available for me, I'll use that. Google hasn't added it to my Apps account.
     
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    I got one of my accounts upgraded, but my main one doesn't seem qualified. Looks like im stuck with 7GB :(
     
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    A few years ago I had a desktop computer stolen from my home. Fortunately the thieves were interested only in the then state of the art setup I had and not the personal information such as my tax return that I had just completed. That incident left me a bit paranoid about computer security. Hackers have managed to steal data from pretty much every high level computer in the world including government, banks and credit institutions. As someone else mentioned they will be drawn to cloud storage like ants to a sugar cube. It will be a treasure trove of personal data, pictures and music files and those cute pictures of your kids playing in the bath tub might just wind up on a porn site somewhere. As long as I can keep my backups on CD's and a spare hard drive I'd rather have stuff under my control and not floating around somewhere out in cyberspace. I certainly wouldn't loan my car to some stranger walking down the street and likewise I would not trust him to store my personal files either.
     
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    The purpose of cloud storage isn't to be a backup solution, but to make portable and accessible on multiple devices the data that a user deems necessary to have constant access to.
     
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    Papo

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    Not sure how current or factual this comparison is, but it provides those seeking info about cloud storage a place to start. If anything, one can view this comparison, decide from which provider you may like to get more info and go to their/its respective website.

    http://online-storage-service-review.toptenreviews.com/
     
    Papo, May 20, 2012
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    The reason I use cloud storage is just to get access to basic files everywhere. I also upload backups of smaller folders such as my downloads, and documents. These folders are only about 500MB together so they easily upload to the cloud for me.
     
    cluckis, May 21, 2012
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    I tried out Just Cloud (http://www.justcloud.com/) as backup. Was able to backup about 1GB of data with ease. I personally believe that cloud storage is here to stay. I'm sure there'll be issues with security, but eventually the cloud will be as common as a built-in hard drive.

    By the way, due to the cloud's latest gush, jobs opportunities are growing fast. If you are out looking for a job, you may want to polish your resume, especially if you have some experience related to cloud storage. Check this article: http://news.yahoo.com/sky-limit-cloud-computing-hiring-142622118.html
     
    Papo, May 24, 2012
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    Just Cloud puts you on a free trial when you sign up though, you dont get unlimited like there webpage says. I would prefer SkyDrive, as I know when I'm running out of space, and its free space (hopefully) forever.
     
    cluckis, May 27, 2012
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    I really do think that as of now, it is. However these space cuts I'm not really that happy with. However, I do love there app for iPod Touch which I upload a lot of photos with.
     
    cluckis, Jun 17, 2012
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    Good to know that Microsoft is paying attention to Skydrive. The more options the better for me because I have got two 25Gb Skydrives.
     
    Victor Leigh, Jun 23, 2012
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