Just a quick query regarding Skydrive and Dropbox - both applications create a folder on the hard disk once installed. Does Dropbox/Skydrive download a copy of the files stored on your account into this folder (e.g. does it take up hard disk space) or are they simply links to the online content?
I have some content that is duplicated across Skydrive/Dropbox and was trying to reduce any wasted hard disk space.
Best Answer rfirth , 06 February 2014 - 10:15
In Win 8.1 with the built in Sky Drive app the files aren't always stored locally, I havent looked into how configurable this is but it does show available online/offline for some files.
With SkyDrive on Windows 8.1, they shouldn't take up space until you open it, forcing it to download it. You can right click on any file or folder, or even the SkyDrive folder itself, and select "Make available offline", or "Make available online-only" to stop that file/folder from taking up space. It's very customizable.Go to the full post