How To Backup Data Online For Free Using Windows Live Skydrive

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Backing up important data is as important as breathing is to human life, atleast for people who are serious about their data possessions, be it photos, videos, your work documents or anything else.

Because, we know that one gloomy day, an inevitable incident will make us lose data, no matter however hard we try or whatever means we use to keep it safe.

I always wondered if I could really keep my data safe from system crash or attack from an immutable sticky virus without spending a penny. And, Bravo! I’ve found an online storage solution.

The following techniques can be applied to backup data:

1.Using a spare drive to backup data, which will force money out of your wallet.

2.Use a software backup or save data (both free & paid softwares ).

3. Free Online File Backup Services.

At Tnerd, we understand the importance of holding data, its back up and recovery. So, in this post, we bring you another web service which allows you to backup your data for free. It’s Windows Live Skydrive by Microsoft which provides you 25GB of free internet storage.

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Before I delve into the detail about the course, let me tell you, there are innumerous websites, that allow you to backup data online for free, but we’ll be dealing with Windows Like Skydrive in the article.

Microsoft Windows Live Skydrive is a web service which allows you to store backups of your data online. For 25 GB of password protected storage.

Step 1: To begin with, you’ll need to create a windows Live ID, click here to do so. If you already have one or once you have created an ID, just log in to your account.


Step 2 : Select a folder category listed on the screen or click on create to create a new folder.


Step 3: Once you have selected the folder, click on ‘Add Files‘ on the left side above the folders and browse for files, you want to upload. Remember, you can upload a max file size of up to 50MB per file.


Step 4: Click the Upload Button, when you are down specified the path of files to be uploaded on the web.

Step 5: Hurray, you are done! Repeat the process (step 3-4 only if you are logged in) to upload as many files you want and keep your data safe.

The Windows Live Skydrive not only allows you to backup up to 25GB of your important data online, but you can also access the data from the web, even when you are not home. Just log in to your Windows Live Skydrive account, select a folder and select the file to download.

You can even share your files or data with other people or restrict the visibility of your data to your ownself. Isn’t it just great, all the privacy you need and a complete data backup solution as just a few clicks? It’s amazing.

Hope this will help you. Anything good and relevant to the post that we’ve missed to report, do let us know. Meanwhile, try out this free service and rejoice!

Update :

Click here to read about other online storage / data backup services.

Here are some more related websites you should like - (Updated as per Sandy’s comment ).

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5 Comments on This Article

  1. By: Ankur Gupta on September 14, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Good Things of Windows Live Skydrive : 25 GB Free Storage
    Bad Things: 1. File Size Limitation 2. No FTP Support
    3. No Client Software for Uploading Files

  2. By: Sandy on September 14, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Hi...Good Info....Please postabout other product that is really nice.....i'e..

    From this u can backup everything easily....

    Thank u

  3. By: Shahbaaz on September 15, 2009 at 6:58 am

    Hi Sandy,

    Thanks for the info. This post is actually about free online storage, while the link you have named is a means of paid data backup service.

    I have updated the post with some more info, take a look.

    Thanks for comment. Keep visiting TNERD

  4. By: Shahbaaz on September 15, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Hi Ankur,

    For FTP backup solutions, try one of these (service may not be free)-

    Thanks for the info. Keep visiting TNERD.

  5. By: Frank on November 28, 2009 at 12:14 am

    For a free automated backup client to Skydrive check out Gladinet