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Microsoft to OneDrive users: We're sorry, click the magic link to keep your free


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#1 JohnC_21

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 07:19 PM

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Microsoft has apologized to OneDrive users upset by the unexpected removal of their 30GB free storage – and is offering existing users a chance to keep their free storage if they click a special link.

"In November we made a business decision to reduce storage limits for OneDrive. Since then, we've heard clearly from our Windows and OneDrive fans about the frustration and disappointment we have caused. We realize the announcement came across as blaming customers for using our product. For this, we are truly sorry and would like to apologize to the community," says Douglas Pearce, Group Program Manager.

Microsoft had encouraged users to store photos and documents in OneDrive by making it a key feature of Windows and Windows Phone. Many users had 30GB of free storage, based on a 15GB offer plus 15GB additional storage to smartphone users on any platform who used OneDrive for their cloud camera roll. Then in November the company said that "Free OneDrive storage will decrease from 15 GB to 5 GB for all users, current and new. The 15 GB camera roll storage bonus will also be discontinued."

 

Here is the link to keep your 15GB

 

https://preview.onedrive.com/bonus/

 



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Posted 11 December 2015 - 07:55 PM

Direct link if you want to bypass the free offers link that is prechecked and seems not be able to be unchecked anymore.


https://login.live.com/oauth20_authorize.srf?client_id=000000004C12B387&scope=wl.signin%20wl.basic%20wl.emails%20wl.onedrive_provision_quota&response_type=code&redirect_uri=https://preview.onedrive.com/bonus/callback.aspx&state=bonus/

Thanks to Reddit for the above link.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/3wfcnv/psa_use_this_to_opt_out_of_losing_onedrive_storage/

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 12:27 PM

@Animal: Thanks very much for the link! worthy.gif

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 02:45 PM

You're quite welcome. Glad it worked for you. I shared the same link that JohnC_21 posted with friends, and advised to uncheck the box like I did. They reported back it was not uncheckable. So I did some digging and found the reddit thread and the 'new' link. So apparently Microsoft has 'fixed' their code as also noted in the reddit topic.

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 12:59 PM

Let's play along with M$...  :rolleyes:

Thanks for the link JohnC_21

 

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