While we are waiting for Google to officially launch its cloud storage service Drive, Microsoft has announced the revamp of its cloud service - SkyDrive. Company has introduced new SkyDrive applications for Windows and Mac, which will join the already existing Windows Phone, and iOS apps.
Company has also revealed new paid storage options for the SkyDrive users; however it has decreased the space in free service from 25GB to 7GB. But this post is just to let you know how to get your free 25 GB of space on SkyDrive
The paid plans of +20GB, +50GB, and +100GB can be added at $10/year, $25/year, $50/year respectively. The existing users will still be able to enjoy free 25 GB of SkyDrive space.
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In the following article let us see how to get Free 25GB free space on SkyDrive. Well, Existing users need to know that their storage is automatically reduced from the previously available 25 Gigabyte to 7 Gigabyte if they have not used more than 4 Gigabyte of SkyDrive storage.
So, if you are currently using more then the 7gb storage, you don’t have to worry because you will get the full 25gb space automatically. But for a for a limited time, any registered SkyDrive user as of April 22nd can opt in to keep 25GB of free storage while still getting all of the benefits of the new service.
If you are a SkyDrive user and you currently don’t have more than 4gb data already stored then by default you will get ( Or you can say Reduced to ) only 7gb of space. You can follow the simple trick to get back your 25gb storage space for free of cost.
First go to SkyDrive’s Website and login with your live account. After the login is complete, the first thing you will notice that on the right sidebar, your available space has been reduced to 7gb from your previous 25gb. But at the same time you will also see a banner at the top saying “ SkyDrive’s Free storage is changing – Claim your free 25gb” . You have to click on that banner. If for any reason, that banner is unavailable then you can go to this “SkyDrive’s Manage Storage Page”.
In that page you will see the storage plans and a free upgrade offer. Just click on the “Free upgrade” button to upgrade your storage space from 7 GB 25 GB.
Within a few second, after clicking the “Free Upgrade” button, you will se a confirmation message saying that your account has been upgraded and now you have 25gb of storage.
You can confirm this by looking at your available storage space indicator bar. By now, you should have a total of 25gb storage space. The process is in fact very simple but remember that this free upgrade offer is not going to last forever so you should should complete the process as soon as possible to benefit from the free storage.
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