Saving space using Skydrive?

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  1. gman713

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    I've been researching these forums, but can't figure out how to upload 20 GB of photos and 10 GB of media without having it automatically sync back to my local drive?? I still want Skydrive to sync my settings, but is there any way to keep my larger files in the cloud?
     
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    Check out this link ... SkyDrive - Available Offline or Online in Windows 8.1

    If you scroll maybe an eighth of the way down the page, you'll see an "Option One" heading. Step 4 of Option One gives you instructions to make all of you SkyDrive files and folders accessible only when you're online. Which means they're not stored locally on your device.
     
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    Yes, there is. You can choose which files and folders you want online and offline. The latter will have a copy on your local machine. I believe you can also move the SkyDrive folder on your machine to the SD card, which will save you some space. See here: How to Sync SkyDrive to a Removable Micro SD Card | Total Surface Area You should also take a look at this - this is for 8.1 and is much easier (though I have not yet tried it): http://www.thewindowsclub.com/change-location-of-skydrive-folder-windows-8-1
     
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    Thanks, guys! Pretty surprised no new posts have been added since I added this one yesterday morning.
     
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    I guess, our answers were so incredibly awesome that there was no need for any additional responses ... ;)
     
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    Oh, yeah...sorry about that! I meant no new unique posts since I posted yesterday. Your responses were very helpful! I guess the Surface is still kind of a niche device compared to its competitors on other forums.
     
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    What do you mean by a niche device?
     

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