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15-07-2013, 03:41 PM
I am setting up 2 cloud drives for my more important files. RE: Skydrive. I know how to change the location but how are the files stored? Are they stored under the SkyDrive blue icon filename. I am trying to assign it a folder, so whenever that folder gets updated, it syncs to the cloud.

It seems that if I change the folder. If I copy files there it's not synced. But if I double click the blue cloud icon filename it opens up another world itself where it stores the files. I am trying to minimise duplicates, so when the folders change, it simply just sync to MS.

15-07-2013, 04:03 PM
If I unlink it via the settings. The 32MB blue cloud dissapears and the files. Maybe it's better just to upload using a web browser. If online has like 1 or 2GB of files and I reinstall the app, wouldn't it resync to my HD again and download it again :confused:

15-07-2013, 06:32 PM
On any PC's that we use skydrive, if you put anything in the actual Skydrive folder it will sync / upload to Skydrive. i've also found if you select other folders outside of the skydrive folder they wont even if you tell skydrive to select them. Thats how I have my accounting backups, every time I backup the program it instantly backs up to skydrive any changes.

15-07-2013, 06:42 PM
so that means you would have two copies? one in the normal folder and one in the skydrive?

15-07-2013, 06:49 PM
Not for me :) the accounting program I use ( cashbook Complete) has the option to backup anywhere on the LAN, or local PC, it used to be C Drive Cashbook Backups, but I changed the backup location to the Skydrive folder.

Now when I make an entry, and then click backup , its instantly uploaded to Skydrive. The program only insists on being backed up daily, but I can do it manually if I want.

15-07-2013, 07:22 PM
It may be with noting that anything you store there is directly accessible to US authorities and their many contractors.
This may be acceptable to you (or not) but I certainly wouldn't be putting anything private or commercially sensitive on there.
You may also be in breach of NZ data protection laws if you put other people's information there.

15-07-2013, 07:36 PM
I may use encryption on it :D
May look into that method WT.