We’re mentioned before about the free 25 Gigs of space you probably do not know you have with your Windows Live account. The space is called Skydrive and it is storage space in the “cloud” that allows you to store documents, pictures, video–whatever you want. Accessing the Skydrive has always been a convenience issue for most people. There never was an easy way to get to the folder. You’d have to go to your Live account, login, navigate to the folder, open it and finally copy and past your document into it.
Skydrive Explorer is a free program offered at SkyDriveExplorer.com. Once you install it, you will find the Skydrive Explorer icon in your Windows Explorer (right-click the Start button, select Windows Explorer). You can then copy and paste shortcuts for these folders on your Desktop for convenience.
So what should Skydrive be used for? PCTechBytes believes in backup redundancy. So in addition to our local network hard drive backup and our off-site backup solution of Carbonite, we also use Skydrive for backup of massive folders and pictures we never want to lose, but also have other copies. Do not rely specifically on Skydrive for your backup needs. Use it in addition to your current scheme.
If you do not have a Windows Live account sign up here.