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Recommendations for a web-based file storage provider? ED-Never mind.

By CharlieSpencer ·
Update: at work we're blocking every site I've tried. Looks like I'll be going with the USB flash drive after all. That guarantees I'll leave it on whichever computer I used last. Crud.

I have a personal project I'd like to be able to work on from both work and home. This looks like a good opportunity to investigate web-based file storage systems, as opposed to using a flash drive. I've never had a reason to look at these tools before now.

I'll be the only one working on this project. I'll be using Windows computers at each end, if that makes any difference.

I don't expect to need more than a couple of hundred megabytes; probably less. The files will be mostly text; no pictures, music, or other multimedia files are involved. There's nothing confidential or proprietary about the data, should it escape / be liberated into the wild.

I'd prefer to avoid installing a local client application, if possible. I'd prefer a service that has file storage as its primary function, and doesn't do too many other things like e-mail, social networking, content publication, etc.

Obviously, I'd prefer something free.

A bit of web searching turned up several popular options. Unfortunately, the TR spam filter is preventing me from listing them by name. Do you have any preferences?


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Repost as Q&A....haha...just joking!

Anyhow, since you're going to be using Windows, why not look at Microsoft
Skydrive? I think new folks get like 5 or 7 gigs space, I got lucky and was
grandpawd in for 24 gigs! Anyway, it works pretty well, plus you can use
the online versions of Office Web Apps...free as well.

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Let's try this again.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Repost as Q&A....haha...j ...

I had a heck of a time with my original post, battling the spam filter over some unidentified term. I think I've figured out which one was giving it heart-burn.

So far I've seen decent reviews of Dropbox, SkyDrive, SugarSync, SpiderOak, and Box-dot-Com. (I think the last one is what gave the spam filter indigestion.) I have name recognition of only the first two, although the other three turn up regularly in my browsing.

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Look Pally is Spamming

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Let's try this again.

Sorry mate but I don't work with this side of the business so I have no idea of what works and what leaves a lot to be desired.

And even with this Super User Account which is supposed to not be scanned I still have some problems posting if that's any help.


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