Microsoft adds a way to select which files to sync in SkyDrive

Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud data storage service has apparently been growing by leaps and bounds. Today, the company announced that just in the last six months, SkyDrive subscribers have doubled the amount of storage space they use on the service.

The official SkyDrive blog also announced - along with a handy video - a new feature for the SkyDrive sync apps for Windows, Windows Phone, Mac and Android that will help people who just want to sync of a portion of their SkyDrive files to their device. The blog states:

With today’s release, you can now select which folders from SkyDrive are synced – making it easier to use SkyDrive with laptops or tablets with small drives. You’re in control. If you’d like to keep all your photos and documents in SkyDrive but only sync a folder of your most important documents to your laptop, you can do that – even if your desktop is syncing the full set. You can choose specific sub-folders to sync as well; you aren’t limited to your primary SkyDrive folders.

The new update also allows users to share SkyDrive files to social networking services such as Twitter and Facebook directly via the File Explorer. The blog states, "Now, whenever you’re ready to share a file or folder, you can just right-click it and select Share. Your default browser will open right to SkyDrive.com and you can share your folder or file right from there."

Source: SkyDrive blog

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