Microsoft SkyDrive Is Officially No Longer Terrible

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Ledoubleu

I've actually been using Skydrive and Mesh for my Minecraft saves for quite some time now. Makes gaming between my laptop and home PC seamless. I also use it for pictures and docs that I like to have at my finger tips.

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livebriand

Works perfectly with Firefox Nightly 11 64-bit. However, you STILL can't upload folders. Also, it would really help if you could sync things to it from explorer. Well, at least it's a definite improvement. I've been using this for a while for backups - I stick my stuff in an encrypted 7-zip file and split it by 50MB (I think that's skydrive's limit, maybe it's 100MB), and upload all those bits to skydrive. Then, if I ever need to restore, I just download 7-zip again, download all those bits into the same folder, and extract. The new interface should make things a bit easier for me in general.

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philipa25

Do you use the live mesh at all?  I know you can sync folders from that to skydrive, so technically that would put folders up on skydrive although with limited control. (I don't know for sure as I use live mesh but not skydrive.

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stradric

Live Mesh uses SkyDrive sync storage, which is a separate 5GB from the 25GB SkyDrive.  Yes, it's both annoying and confusing.

I used to have a tool that let me mount my skydrive right in Explorer.  I can't remember the name of it now and the only thing I found is a plugin for Total Commander, which I refuse to use.

UPDATE:  It's called Gladinet.  Not bad, but I think it causes delayed boot up.

http://gladinet.com/

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glamdring

I have been very pleased with it, great free host for pictures and files. Plus it works as a place to backup my music and stream it!

Great go between for college files.

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Iowa_State_Cyclone

I agree that it is much better, but to be honest, if I didn't have a WP7 I probably still wouldn't use it.  However, the integration with WP7 if awesome.

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dentaku

It's actually almost as good as box.net now. Considering it was more useful on WP7 phones than on an actual computer it's about time they redesigned it.

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