So Long, Old Friend

3 thoughts on “So Long, Old Friend”

  1. In your Skydrive folder, try using a symbolic link to a folder outside of your Skydrive folder structure. Dropbox will follow such links, but only when it starts up, so you don’t get live updating, but at least every time you boot up your machine it works. Instructions for dropbox, which will be the same if Skydrive is smart enough to follow symbolic links: http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/backup-any-folder-to-dropbox-without-moving-it/

    Cool as that sounds, I have a feeling only the link would get backed up. Ah well. I’ll try it with another one and see if it works.

    And yes, I use dropbox for cloud backup and a usb backup device / hd for local backups.

    I’m thinking about getting one of those 2TB wireless backup devices. My boss has one and loves it. Says it’s great. But, it’s $180… eh.

  2. Or you could go the other way around and move the folder you want backed up into your skydrive folder and then just put a shortcut to the folder in your regular My Documents or wherever the folder in question used to be.

    Yeah, that’s probably viable too. But, the My Documents folder is critical to other Windows path structures, so moving it’s never wise. The way I did it works fine; everything just has one more layer to it is all. I have to be careful, too, with file name lengths, I think. But this is FAR, FAR inferior to Mesh.

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