Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    1,070
    Thanks
    42
    Thanked 132 Times in 86 Posts

    How to reduce SkyDrive synching problems




    BEST PRACTICES

    How to reduce SkyDrive synching problems




    By Katherine Murray

    Although SkyDrive is a big part of Windows 8 and Office 2013, Microsoft's online data-storage service falls somewhat short of its potential. Fortunately, you can work around some of SkyDrive's shortcomings. Here are some tips for living with SkyDrive.

    The full text of this column is posted at http://windowssecrets.com/best-practices/how-to-reduce-skydrive-synching-problems/ (paid content, opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.

  2. #2
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Great article on SkyDrive -

    Just to be clear, under the section "When everything else fails" - when you copy and paste the file that has not-yet received its green check mark, are you are doing this on a device that is not the native device where the specific file was first created (or updated)? If this is true, then I see your point - the whole file is there, but maybe SkyDrive has not yet "verified" the sync yet.

    It's my understanding that a device's SkyDrive folder (at least in Windows 7) is just like any other local folder. Other than the unique cloud icon, and its built-in syncing relationship to SkyDrive cloud servers, I believe that files and folders inside the SkyDrive folder are just like any other local files and folders. In other words, you will have instant access to these local resources, even if they have not fully synced to the cloud.

    Can someone confirm if my understanding of this is true? Thanks!

  3. #3
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Thanks for talking about SkyDrive. I have so many hopes for it, but have also been frustrated by the uploading. For me, I can't get OneNote to work properly, and would be glad to hear anyone else' experiences and tips on OneNote in SkyDrive.

  4. #4
    Silver Lounger t8ntlikly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Chandler, AZ
    Posts
    2,162
    Thanks
    46
    Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
    I use OneNote everyday, and have only had one problem. If I remember correctly is was a syncing problem. OneNote does on occasion seem to take longer than I would like to sync to my Windows Phone 8, so I have just gotten into the habit of manually syncing after I do the work on my Windows 7 PC. When I don't manually sync it, just a few seconds after opening OneNote on my phone, it updates. I open OneNote on my desktop, and not through the SkyDrive app BTW.
    Thanks John
    Teamwork is essential; it gives the enemy other people to shoot at. (Murphy's War Laws #39)

  5. #5
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Courtenay, BC
    Posts
    244
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
    The article nicely juxtaposes with Woody on Going Google and how much easier this is there.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •