Questions tagged [online-storage]

Storage of files that are available online, also known as cloud storage. Prefer tag [online-backup] where there is an element of automation involved in the transfer of data.

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With Google Drive, how can I have a single document in multiple folders/collections?

I tried Google Drive today and promptly noticed that the "organize" feature of Google Docs went from a multi-selectable checkbox (in which you can check multiple collections for a document to be "in"):...
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How do I free up my Gmail's storage? [duplicate]

I've used up 30% of my storage already. With the rate I am going, this might reach the limit soon. I want to free up some of the useless or duplicate stuff (mostly attachments) that I have on my ...
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Storage limitations on Google Keep

I've tried searching for the answer but couldn't find it. Do the notes stored in Google Keep use space from the Google storage? Or is it free and unlimited like a Google doc in Google Drive? EDIT: ...
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Does Dropbox or any other similar solution ignore files based on regexp? [closed]

I want to setup ignoring policies using syntax similar to .gitignore. Does any of “Dropbox-like” services allow this?
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Is there a way to give Google storage to another user as a gift?

Google offers additional storage for its services (currently Gmail, Picasa Web, Google Docs). Is there a way to give this to another user as a gift? I.e. I'd like to pay for it for a year, enter the ...
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Why is GitHub not used like Dropbox, for sharing video and audio? [closed]

I have seen people talking about GitHub as a repository for source code and I myself use GitHub for distributed version control, but one thing I didn't understand is why don't people use it for ...
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How can I tell which programs have access to my Dropbox?

I remember giving some program access to my Dropbox account, but I don't remember which program. How can I see which programs have read/write power on my account?
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Unlimited storage on Google Drive for students

Context: http://googleforeducation.blogspot.in/2014/09/announcing-drive-for-education-21st.html Can any student with a .edu email address get unlimited storage in Google Drive just by signing up? Is ...
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How much storage space in Trello?

How much storage space do I have in Trello? Also, is there a professional version for companies with 200 employees?
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How much storage do I have for photos?

I synchronise my photographs from my iPad with Google Plus and Dropbox. One day I found that Dropbox doesn't have enough space for my photos, but Google Plus takes all of them. How much storage space ...
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Can I share my files through Amazon Cloud Drive?

I don't have Amazon Cloud Drive but I think of having one. My question is if I can share my files on Amazon Cloud Drive with others. Let's say give them a URL or something like that.
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Why does Google Drive delete files removed from the local computer?

I recently installed Google Drive in my Windows 8 Pro and there is a folder for Google Drive. When I put my files into this folder it got uploaded to Google Drive. When the uploads were completed, I ...
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Does Microsoft Office offer you free online storage like Google Docs?

Does Microsoft offer anything in terms of online storage, something similar to Google Docs? I'm thinking of just keeping a few essential files on the "cloud", so I'll need as little as 50MB. Is ...
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Adding my free Google Drive storage to my Gmail storage

I am running out of storage in my Gmail account. However, I have 5GB of free space on my Google Drive. Is there a way I can store some of my emails (not only their attachments, but the complete email)...
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How to share cloud stored folders intelligently

I have a paid 50GB cloud storage account and a coworker uses a free 2GB account. I shared a big folder from the 50GB accont with him, but now he runs out of space on his account and he would have to ...
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Purchase a Google Drive plan for someone else?

My mom and sister are starting to use Google drive to upload their photos and other files, they are soon to be running out of space. On my personal account I have a 100GB plan purchased ($2/m) and I'd ...
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What's the storage limit of Diigo?

Anyone uses Diigo here? I've heard it can store pictures, docs, notes, bookmarks, songs, and I was thinking of trying it.. but does anyone know what's the storage limit ? Nowhere did it state it's ...
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Need messages in Gmail Trash to last longer

Is there a way to make Gmail store messages up to three (3) years in "Trash" before they really remove it? Currently, emails sitting in Trash are automatically deleted after 30 days. I would like ...
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Is there a way to store some files in Gmail?

I'd like to store some files in Gmail, in order to easily attach them to letters, without the need to upload them over and over again. Maybe you know of such a service? Of course there are always file ...
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Reached Google Apps email quota, what now?

One of our organisation's Google Apps email inbox is 96% full on its 25GB cap. It seems Google doesn't let you buy any more: http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1047457. I am ...
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How to sync files from OneDrive to Dropbox?

The only way to sync photos on Lumia phone is via OneDrive, while I want to store them in Dropbox. The only plausible recipe on IFTTT is to sync Dropbox to OneDrive, not the other way around. How to ...
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Migrating an Outlook .pst file to Gmail

My mother-in-law has been using Outlook for 10+ years and is having all kinds of issues with a very large .pst file. She currently uses it with POP based email provider only (she is an individual and ...
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What apps are there to backups/share photos and videos online? [closed]

I'm currently using Picasa but its very limited in space and I think doesn't handle videos. What other apps are there with similar functionality ? Please no duplicates Dropbox is already listed. ...
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Is there any folder synchronization service? [closed]

I know you can synchronize folders using online storage services, but is there any of such sites that offer a synchronization tool? I would like to keep my folder identical to its cloud copy, in more ...
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Buying extra storage from Google for more than one year

Is it possible to buy Gmail extra storage for more than one year at once?
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Upgraded GMail Storage - Not Showing?

I have paid for the upgrade of Gmail to 25GB because my account has reached the 10GB limit. However, it still shows 10GB limit and that I am out of space. In my google account is says I have the 25GB ...
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Is there a way to have Dropbox remember the last page I was on in a PDF file?

I like to store my PDF files in the Dropbox cloud. I like to access these PDFs from my PCs, laptop and Android 'phone. When I open a PDF it always starts on page 1 no matter what page I was on ...
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How does an app like GMail handle attachments?

If I attach something to a mail which I send to 100 people and then each of them might then forward it again somewhere, how many copies of the attachment are the on the servers? When would a new copy ...
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Github as an Online External Storage

Does Github serves as an online external drive? How much available space storage if so?
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What will happen to my OneDrive files when the storage space decreases to 5GB?

I logged into OneDrive today and received this message: Seems like Microsoft are pushing Office 365 harder than ever, and are shrinking my 25GB OneDrive account to 5GB in a few months. However, I am ...
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Give another account full access to all files in one account?

My school gives us Google Drive accounts to do all of our school work in, and teachers frequently "share" files with us through Drive. However, I don't like having two separate accounts — one for ...
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How do I make shared folders on SkyDrive sync to my Mac via the client?

Windows Live Skydrive has a Mac client that downloads files from the SkyDrive to my computer. However, this is only the files I've uploaded, not the ones shared with me. So I end up having to ...
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How to use cloud sync and keep privacy?

So you can block ads that track your every movement on the net. However, this is useless, because if you're signed in to Google Chrome for sync, they can still track your every movement through the ...
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Can Google Docs converted .ppt files be reverted

After uploading a .ppt file onto Google Docs (and converted), How am I able to "unconvert" it (retrieve the original version) ?
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How to create an “invalidation request” on Amazon CloudFront?

I am using Amazon S3 with CloudFront. I have some images that I have updated on S3 but the updated versions are not showing up. It looks like I need to do "invalidation requests" for them but I can't ...
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Can I use Live Mesh with my Live Groups account?

I have a Windows Live account and use the Mesh drive to synchronize some various files and photos from work and home. I recently setup a Live groups account, which includes 5GB of storage for the ...
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OneDrive is reporting being full from only 1GB of files, recycling bin is empty

Of the 5GB space on OneDrive you get for free I've put only ~1GB of files on, double checked each folder, even in OneDrive settings on my PC it says the sizes of the folders are that big (when summed ...
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Can box.com files be viewed natively in the browser?

Is it possible to view files, e.g. in HTML, text or Markdown format, natively in the browser when they are hosted on box.com? I’ve seen the "direct link" post on community.box.com, which pertains to ...
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export saved Google images into Google photos

How do I import saved images from http://www.google.com/save/ into Google Photos without downloading them? (From Linux.) Similar to, but different from: How to download all Google Search images ...
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Check how much storage space I have left on Google Docs

How do I check out how much storage space I have left with my Google Docs account? Is there a page or indicator that will show me the quota I have remaining?
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Saving my Word documents online

I can't quite believe this isn't possible, though I fear it may not be. I have Windows 7, Office 2010 (or whatever the latest version is) and a Windows Live account. I want to write a document in ...
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Google Photos is using all of my quota even though I'm uploading as “High quality”

I have a 25 GB limit and have been uploading JPEGs to Google Photos. I have set it in Google Photos options so they are uploaded as High quality (free unlimited storage), and verified that they are ...
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Can I trust on DropBox as a resource? [closed]

After Ma.gnolia Major Data Loss in 2009, I believe only Google, Microsoft and Yahoo services. Can I trust DropBox as my resource host? I would like to use my website's static content in DropBox and ...
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Trello Limitations for free accounts?

I have signed up trello few days back and just looking for limitations for the free version. Is there any limitations for the free signup ? And if yes , what are those ? I belong to institute and want ...
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How to share large files between users [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best site for sharing large files among a specific group of people? I want to be able to share files between a small group of people. Each has about 100 files that ...
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How does Gmail/Google drive “family” storage sharing work?

I'm unclear as to how "sharing your drive with a family member" works. My wife and I both have free Gmail accounts. We are both maxed out close to 15GB each. My question: If I purchase (say) a 200 ...
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Google Apps, 50 accounts: from free to 100 GB/month for one account only

I have Google Apps free plan (50 Google accounts) and I would like to apply a different plan for one account only: from free to 100 GB/month (lots of mails, I need space). I fear that changing plan ...
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How to save file from a website to ADrive?

I have read How to save a file to an online cloud storage using a url to that file?. I found the website that offers saving file to cloud, but it limited only save to DropBox or Google Drive. I ...
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Live\ Hotmail email storage

Are all mails from Outlook\Live\Hotmail stored in SkyDrive? Because I have around 6000 emails and some contain attachments of around 1 or 2 MB. But my SkyDrive shows that only 0.01 GB is used. Can I ...
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How can people read S4 data?

There is a service called Super Simple Storage Service (or S4) They say: S4's state-of-the-art write-only interface removes the headaches commonly associated with reading data. OK, so how can I ...