Tuesday, 18 April 2017

OneDrive to backup and sync files

OneDrive to backup and sync files
OneDrive is a program used to manage the free storage space offered by Microsoft, which serves to upload all types of files and have them at any time from any device, whether a PC, a Mac, a phone or a tablet, Allowing to synchronize the contents between them.

The use of this tool is very simple since during its installation it creates a folder (in Windows or Mac) that happens to be an image of what is going to have in the cloud, that is to say that everything that moves to that Folder will be uploaded to a OneDrive server, and any action that is performed locally on the PC (either add, modify or delete files) will be reflected in that space assigned to the user, and in turn will be able Synchronize and update on the rest of the devices.

This service can be very useful when you want to automatically backup any file, be it photos, videos or personal documents; Or when you want to synchronize leisure or work material between several devices themselves or other people with whom you want to share content. It allows to define specific folders to share, for example photo albums or a folder with music, being able to keep the rest as private.

Like other popular services like DropBox, Google Drive, Norton Zone and others whose management applications we have already presented, the one offered by Microsoft OneDrive (formerly known as SkyDrive) is also free and allows an initial space of 7 GB (Expandable) to save files.

This manager has some very interesting functions, such as the ability to directly publish photos or albums on Facebook; Also its compatibility with Office, so each update of a Word document or an Excel template will be able to update, back up and synchronize. In the case of mobile platforms, you can automatically send photos or videos to the OneDrive space from the camera's backup of the device.

Undoubtedly it is an excellent option to back up and synchronize files, which has improved a lot with respect to SkyDrive, noting an improvement in transfer speed and load, a friendly interface, the possibility to organize more optimally The photos and other contents, and also you can get more space.

Microsoft OneDrive 17.3.6720.1207 is the latest version of this software (updated December 2016) that supports Windows (Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10) and Mac OS X for desktop computers, and Windows Phone, iOS (IPad, iPhone) and Android to install on mobile phones or tablets with any of these operating systems. Maybe you can miss the lack of a version for Windows XP, but in that case you can opt for DropBox.


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