well, its not 'extra 18 gig', it is just taking back what I used to have before, oh they just shrinked the size with an 'upgrade' ? and it requires immediate action for me to take it back ? in a limited time ? WTF ?
Yeah, you could look at it that way, I guess. Or you could look at the fact that we have 25GB of free online storage, regardless of what we had before.
Power users can have fun with the SkyDrive folder too
In Windows Live Mesh, which some of you have come to rely on, we allowed arbitrary folders to be synchronized. Our experience has been that this introduced too many unresolvable complexities across different PCs, with the path on one PC synchronizing to entirely different paths on other PCs and the cloud. In order to maintain our goal of "it just works," we designed SkyDrive to be the same everywhere, and to work well with libraries in Windows.
If you'd like your SkyDrive folders to feel less like separate folders, you can add your SkyDrive Documents and Pictures folders to your Documents and Pictures Libraries in Windows 8 and Windows 7.
Alternatively, you could change the target location for special folders like Documents or Pictures (or others) to folders in your SkyDrive, basically treating your SkyDrive as your primary drive (right-click the Documents folder, click Properties, and then Location). You can also customize the default root of the synchronized folder (to use a different drive, for example), and this option is available during setup of the SkyDrive app.
So, as you can see, the simple and straightforward model of having a single folder for your SkyDrive still leaves lots of creative options for personalization.
I must have missed that - I don't recall getting any options during the install process. I should look more carefully before clicking through install screens
You didn't read the EULA either did you?
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