How To Move/Copy Files Between Folders In Windows Live SkyDrive

A recent visitor of this blog asked us to explain how to move files between folders in Windows Live SkyDrive, the popular free online storage service from Microsoft. Moving or copying files between two folders of Windows Live SkyDrive is very easy.

Here are the steps to be followed

1. Login to your Windows Live SkyDrive and choose the file you want to Move or Copy

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2. Click on the the option either Move or Copy depending on what on what operation you would like to do (I’m going to choose Move for illustrating screenshots in this article) . SkyDrive display all the folders available in your account

3. Select your destination folder by choosing one from the displayed list. SkyDrive shows you a confirmation screen.

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4. Confirm file movement operation by choosing the option “Move this file into Documents”

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5. Done. Your file is successfully moved to the target folder

Windows Live SkyDrive To Boost Free Online Storage Space to 25 GB.

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Windows Live SkyDrive, the free online storage service from Microsoft, has announced that the  storage capacity of each account is going to be increased to whooping 25GB from the existing 5GB limit. Wow! that is a lot of online storage space to keep all personal files and photos safely in the cloud.
Along with massive storage space SkyDrive is also going to introduce several new features

Compressed Downloads

We can download content of an entire folder as a compressed .zip file from SkyDrive. I love this feature as it saves lot of time and reduce broadband usage too. Initially this feature will be enabled for the users living in United States, Denmark, Ireland and after few months other users will also be allowed.

Move and Copy Files Between Folders

Today if you want to move a file from one folder to another folder, you have to download the files to your computer from the source folder and then upload them to the target folder. This is lot of time consuming process. To avoid this unnecessary data transfer, SkyDrive will allow users to Move and Copy files from one folder to another folder online.

Integration with Live Photo Gallery

You can download the pictures stored in SkyDrive directly to Windows Live Photo Gallery. Integrating Live products is a good sign to see from Microsoft.This is a good sign to see from Microsoft as they started integrating products one by one.

Microsoft vs. Yahoo fight finished

After a long wait a 10 year deal has been successfully executed by Yahoo! and Microsoft. The agreement will improve the Web search experience for users and advertisers, and deliver sustained innovation to the industry.

The agreement does not cover each company’s Web properties and products, email, instant messaging, display advertising, or any other aspect of the companies’ businesses.

The key terms of the agreement are as follows:

  • The term of the agreement is 10 years;
  • Microsoft will acquire an exclusive 10 year license to Yahoo!’s core search technologies, and Microsoft will have the ability to integrate Yahoo! search technologies into its existing Web search platforms;
  • Microsoft’s Bing will be the exclusive algorithmic search and paid search platform for Yahoo! sites. Yahoo! will continue to use its technology and data in other areas of its business such as enhancing display advertising technology;
  • Yahoo! will become the exclusive worldwide relationship sales force for both companies’ premium search advertisers. Self-serve advertising for both companies will be fulfilled by Microsoft’s AdCenter platform, and prices for all search ads will continue to be set by AdCenter’s automated auction process;
  • Each company will maintain its own separate display advertising business and sales force;
  • Yahoo! will innovate and “own” the user experience on Yahoo! properties, including the user experience for search, even though it will be powered by Microsoft technology;
  • Microsoft will compensate Yahoo! through a revenue sharing agreement on traffic generated on Yahoo!’s network of both owned and operated (O&O) and affiliate sites;
    • Microsoft will pay traffic acquisition costs (TAC) to Yahoo! at an initial rate of 88 percent of search revenue generated on Yahoo!’s O&O sites during the first five years of the agreement; and
    • Yahoo! will continue to syndicate its existing search affiliate partnerships.
  • Microsoft will guarantee Yahoo!’s O&O revenue per search (RPS) in each country for the first 18 months following initial implementation in that country;
  • At full implementation (expected to occur within 24 months following regulatory approval), Yahoo! estimates, based on current levels of revenue and current operating expenses, that this agreement will provide a benefit to annual GAAP operating income of approximately $500 million and capital expenditure savings of approximately $200 million. Yahoo! also estimates that this agreement will provide a benefit to annual operating cash flow of approximately $275 million; and
  • The agreement protects consumer privacy by limiting the data shared between the companies to the minimum necessary to operate and improve the combined search platform, and restricts the use of search data shared between the companies. The agreement maintains the industry-leading privacy practices that each company follows today.
  • 10 Tips for Safer IM Instant Messaging

    Communicating by using an instant messaging (IM) program has some of the same security and privacy risks as e-mail, but there are a  few unique dangers that you should be aware of.


    1. Never open pictures, download files, or click links in messages from people you don’t know.
      If they come from someone you do know, confirm with the sender that the message (and its attachments) is trustworthy. If it’s not, close the instant message.
    2. Be careful when creating a screen name.
      Each IM program asks you to create a screen name, which is similar to an e-mail address. Your screen name should not provide or allude to personal information. For example, use a nickname such as SoccerFan instead of BaltimoreJenny.
    3. Create a barrier against unwanted instant messaging.
      Do not list your screen name or e-mail address in public areas (such as large Internet directories or online community profiles) or give them to strangers.
      Some IM services link your screen name to your e-mail address when you register. The easy availability of your e-mail address can result in your receiving an increased number of spam and phishing attacks.
    4. Never provide sensitive personal information,
      Such as your credit card numbers or passwords, in an IM conversation.
    5. Only communicate with people who are on your contact or buddy lists.
    6. If you decide to meet a stranger
      That you know only from IM communication, take appropriate safety precautions. For example, do not meet that person alone, (take a friend or parent with you), and always meet and stay in a public place, such as a cafe.
    7. Don’t send personal or private instant messages at work.
      Your employer might have a right to view those messages.
    8. If you use a public computer,
      Do not select the feature that allows you to log on automatically. People who use that computer after you may be able to see and use your screen name to log on.
    9. Monitor and limit your children’s use of IM.
    10. When you’re not available to receive messages,
      Be careful how you display this information to other users. For example, you might not want everyone on your contact list to know that you’re “Out to Lunch.”