SkyDrive app for Windows updated to allow selective sync

This is excellent news if you use Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud-based file storage service.

The most recent update to the SkyDrive app for Windows allows you to choose which online folders you want to sync to a local PC.

To get to this dialog box, install the SkyDrive update, right-click the SkyDrive icon in the notification area to the right of the taskbar, and click Settings. You’ll notice a new Choose Folders tab, with a slightly redundant Choose Folders button.

Here’s what the feature looks like in action:


This feature is great if you have a 25GB (or more) SkyDrive account and you want to keep some files archived there but don’t want to waste local storage or bandwidth copying those files to a PC or notebook.

The update also includes improvements in sharing files by email or on social-media services like Twitter and Facebook. For more details, see this blog post from the SkyDrive team.

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