Windows Live SkyDrive is a popular file hosting service on the Internet maintained by Microsoft and linked to their Windows Live service. Users with a Windows Live account can sign up for SkyDrive to make use of the 25 Gigabytes of online storage.
No official software to maintain the files is provided by Microsoft. Thankfully some third party developers have stepped in and created applications like Windows Live SkyDrive Explorer or SkyDrive Synchronizer which is reviewed in this article.
SkyDrive Synchronizer is a new application released as an early beta currently which has a few limitations. The beta software can be used to one-way synchronize files, upload and download files, delete files on web or locally, schedule file operations and split files into smaller ones which is handy considering the 50 Megabyte file size limit.
The synchronization software is console based and the first step that needs to be undertaken is to edit the ConsoleApplication1.exe.config file to specify the username and password of the Windows Live account as well as the source and destination folders to be synchronized.
SkyDrive Synchronizer is a free portable software program for the Windows operating system (with the aim to make it usable on Linux via Mono as well). The software can be downloaded from the Codeplex website.
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