How to Use Windows Live SkyDrive to Create Backup Online
Just few days back I mentioned about free online storage and backup tools. Among those, Windows Live SkyDrive is my favorite as it comes with massive 25GB online backup storage space along with easy to use drag and drop interface. If you wonder, how to proceed with making a backup online using Windows Live SkyDrive, then you need to follow the below mentioned steps.
How to Create Backup Online with Windows Live SkyDrive
1) Firstly, you need to have a Windows Live account to proceed with the steps to create backup. So, if you do not have one, just go to the page skydrive.live.com and create your account.
2) After you are done with creating your account part, you will see the SkyDrive homepage. Over here, you can see the amount of space available for storage. Like in screenshot, you can see that 25GB is available. You can create new folder or word or PowerPoint documentation here by clicking on the “new” tab. Otherwise; you can simply add files without making any new folder. There is also an option available for viewing synchronized folders. Additionally, you can also make a collection of your favorite websites and photos in the different folders.
3) The next step would be to add files. You can create your new folder and add files to it or add files to the existing folder. Say, to add files to My Documents, you need to click on it and select add files. You will then see a drag and drop box, where you need to place the files by dragging and dropping. There is however, a big constraint over here. The maximum size that you can upload per file is limited to 50MB. Hence, if you have to make a backup of file more than 50MB, then you will have to split it using File Splitter tools.
4) After the drag and drop part is complete, click on continue, which will take you to the interface, where up uploading will start taking place. Once the uploading part is done, you will get a message stating, you successfully added files.
By following the above mentioned steps, you will be able to create backup on SkyDrive. Nothing can be as simpler as that. However, the only problem is the constraint of 50MB per file. Well, I feel that it is good for those, who have to make backup of huge small sized documents, not ideally for those, who like to create backup of a larger file.
If you happen to be lethargic, and want to access your SkyDrive account using Windows Explorer, then you can go for SkyDrive Explorer as well. It is a free windows data backup tool and can easily download or upload files from Windows Explorer. Moreover, it allows bulk operations with files and folders like renaming objects, deleting objects, copying folders with files and subfolders and changing folder share types.
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