How to Claim 25GB of SkyDrive Storage Space While It Lasts

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If you have not been active in the blogosphere these few days, the biggest news is the launch of the SkyDrive desktop app and the Google Drive. We are not going to discuss Google Drive today. For SkyDrive, the deal is that your original 25GB storage space (if you are already a SkyDrive user) is reduced to 7GB if you currently have less than 4GB of files in the account. To get more storage space, you will have to fork out money and pay for it. However, for a limited time, Microsoft allows you to upgrade your 7GB storage space to 25GB for… FREE. Here is how you do it. Grab it while it lasts!

1. Go to SkyDrive Live and login to your MSN account.

2. On the left pane, click the “Manage Storage” link.

3. Under the Storage Plans, you should see a “Free Upgrade” link. Click on it.

That’s it. Your SkyDrive storage space should return to 25GB now.

At the same time, do download the SkyDrive app for Windows or Mac too. It allows you to sync and access your SkyDrive folder directly from your desktop, much like the Dropbox-way.

via MSNBC

8 comments

  1. This nice tip works with the exist/current account only. The new comer will have to accept 7GB. Anyways it is larger than Google Drive!

  2. Thanks for that, I’ve had an account for a couple of years plus now but as I run Linux have only used it sporadically and certainly not up to the 25Gb.
    Have upgraded from 7Gb to 25Gb as per your clear instructions.
    Shame there isn’t a desktop app for this in Linux.

  3. Hmm – looks like snooze you lose.  There’s no free upgrade showing on my manage storage page.  :-(

  4. i got aware of that change very late…and unfortunately i didnt get the 25gb…so is there any chance to get the 25gb now cuz i desperetly need that much space.. can any1 tell me is it possible to get it now…?tanx

  5. i got aware of that change very late…and unfortunately i didnt get the 25gb…so is there any chance to get the 25gb now because i desperetly need that much space.. can any1 tell me is it possible to get it now…?

    • You can still get the 25GB of space, you just have to pay for it. Unless
      Microsoft revert their decision, I don’t see how you can reclaim the 25GB
      of space for free.

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