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I am both a Google docs and Windows SkyDrive user, one thing however that I am always thought would help, especially with SkyDrive, as its essentially a backup tool for me is being able to access through Windows explorer (or FTP would suffice!).

Well I have found a little app that does just that!!

It’s from Gladinet and the catch line is “Delivering cloud services to your desktop and operating system”, it does connect to other things like Azure blob store and Amazon.

You can download a free version and the only restriction seems to be a limit of 1000 files per job.

I would recommend you give it a go, its not the quickest thing in the world to navigate around, but for me the main purpose is for backup.  It does have a built in backup tool, which I am yet to explore, as I’m a SyncBack user I’m going to setup a SyncBack job and see how it gets on!

You can just use explorer and drag and drop files in, it uploads in the background in groups of 5 files.  That’s ok for the odd file I guess, but automation is the way forward for me!

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Another job sorted!

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Posted on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 1:10 AM Personal | Back to top


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Steve, There is also Skydrive Explorer which provides windows Explorer integration to skydrive.
http://skydriveexplorer.com/
I quite like it.
Left by Aaron Kowall on Feb 09, 2010 2:07 AM

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Nice...I'm going to download it now!
Thx
Left by Steve Clements on Feb 09, 2010 2:18 AM

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for automatic backups, try live mesh..its excellent!
Left by FEMI on Feb 22, 2010 4:33 AM

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I use LiveMesh, its good no doubt for everyday files, but I have had a couple of conflicts and files have just disappeared.
Drop box is another wicked tool...
Left by Steve Clements on Feb 22, 2010 4:37 AM

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What about for those stuck on the wrong side of a non-administrator account? anything that doesn't need installing?
Left by Jay Kean on Sep 13, 2010 10:45 PM

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FYI Skydrive Explorer is only for MS SkyDrive, not gdocs.
But Skydrive install file is only 1,5MB (nice!)
Left by - on Jan 12, 2011 3:50 AM

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In addition to a good chunk of RAM the Gladinet Monitor Service was spiking at 50% CPU utilization every 3-4 seconds. I sent a request to Gladinet about this issue and never heard back. I have been successfully backing up to SkyDrive using WebDAV Addresses of my SkyDrive Folders <http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/upload-sync-files-skydrive-windows-explorer/>. I wish that I could do the same to Google Docs. Gladinet does a reasonably good job maintaining "virtual" mapping to cloud services (SkyDrive, Google Docs, ...)
Left by JAB on Mar 13, 2011 6:30 AM

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