Turn Live SkyDrive Into A 25GB Dropbox-Like Sync Space

Microsoft's SkyDrive offers an eye-opening 25GB of free space to everyone — provided you want to use Microsoft's own products to upload to it. The Download Squad blog shows how to open up SkyDrive using an Office 2010 trial copy.

Grab the Office 2010 Beta, ensure that you've got a Windows Live account, and, as Download Squad explains it, you'll only need to create a dummy PowerPoint presentation to get started. Choose Save to Web, select SkyDrive as your means, and then copy the location in the address bar of the Windows file explorer window that pops up. From there on out, it's a matter of mapping a network drive to that SkyDrive location, along with ensuring you've got a Windows 7 online ID provider installed.

Not exactly a two-step process, but it's detailed in full at the Download Squad post. When you're done, you get a 25GB space on your system that's instantly synced the cloud, accessible from the web and can be accessed from multiple (Windows) computers. Neat stuff.

Use Office 2010 to map a local drive letter to your free 25GB Live SkyDrive [Download Squad]


    I use Skydrive for things I want to store online, it's great with 25GB space (perfect for large mp3 collection for example). But for day to day files (like many others that have posted) I used Dropbox - it just works so well - no third party applications to upload file, just seamless backup and sync. If you want to get a file back that you have deleted or made a revision to it is possible through their web interface.

    Plus you now get up to 10GB free with Dropbox (2GB initially, and 250mb every time you refer someone).

    If you want to sign up through my link we both get 250mb extra for free


    Interesting. I've been using SkyDrive for a while as a virtual drive with Sync Tools via SMEStorage.com. I actually am using it a lot like Dropbox now, especially as there is an iSMEStorage client for the iPhone that lets me access my files on the move with Sync.

    I've not bot Windows 7 installed yet but look forward to checking this out, thanks for the tip.

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