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SkyDrive adds more storage and bulk file upload tool

Posted by ClifNotes, Jan 2009, permalink Web Service


I typically use MyDropBox to store files online, but SkyDrive is becoming more useful. They've not only bumped up the amount of free storage to an incredible 25Gb, but they've also included a new option for drag and drop file uploads.


Keep in mind that DropBox still has them beat with the DropBox sync tool. It acts like a folder on your computer and you can add, edit and delete files just like any other folder. However, DropBox only allows 2Gb for free right now.


Another drawback for the SkyDrive upload tool is that it requires Internet Explorer because it's an ActiveX download. I don't care for ActiveX at all.


I recommend that you try both and make up your own mind. I've used other file sharing services, but these two are the top players in my opinion.


File hosts I've used:

MyDropBox, YouSendIt, BoxDotNet, DropIo or GmailSpace.


Quote from the website

To use the drag-and-drop feature of Windows Live SkyDrive to upload files, you must install the SkyDrive upload tool. To install the SkyDrive upload tool, your operating system must be Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, or Microsoft Windows 2000 with Service Pack 3, and your Internet browser must be Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or a later version.