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    Default Cloud Storage

    I imagine some of you will be using either Google Drive or OneDrive.
    I usually save anything important to a portable Hard Drive.
    But thought I would try out those two for saving some of my game files.
    I have an old PC I use for downloading game stuff & so set it up to sync the documents folder.
    About 1GB of assorted data.
    I did OneDrive first, seemed to take about a hour.
    Google Drive has been syncing off & on for several hours.
    Keeps coming up with unsyncable files & going offline.
    Currently showing Syncing 26 of 1033 with 7 unsyncable files.
    Has just greyed out again, saying unable to contact.
    Back on after 5 minutes or so showing 53 of 1033.

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    Default Re: Cloud Storage

    I use onedrive a little, mainly to sync some files between a few PCs for easy access. Works very well. Cloud storage makes a lot more sense with a decent broadband connection.
    Most of my stuff I still store locally and backup to another machine though.

    The business version just saved me some work too, it tracks more things in the recycle bin than my local PC does. I moved some files to a network drive which then mysteriously disappeared, there was no sign of them in my local recycle bin but on the onedrive webpage I found and restored them easily and they showed back up on my local machine as a result. Nobody is owning up to deleting my work either.
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    Default Re: Cloud Storage

    I use Free Google Drive for some stuff at home and paid Dropbox for work stuff. Dropbox is best and you can get 2Gig for free. One thing I have noticed with Google Drive it does not like to sync when the PC is put in hibernation mode.
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    Nope everything stays here. Only thing that syncs is the smartphone. Because it has to I suppose

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    I finished up disconnecting Google Drive & saving the rest of the files to it through a browser.
    I will try leaving OneDrive synced & see how that works.

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    Default Re: Cloud Storage

    Does it update automatically when you add or change something?

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    Default Re: Cloud Storage

    Quote Originally Posted by Driftwood View Post
    Does it update automatically when you add or change something?
    Yes

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    I managed to sync my documents to Onedrive, but it doesn't auto update.
    So after your yes from above I've re-enabled Googledrive & it's chugging away about 50% done atm.

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