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Heads up, OneDrive users! You have 10 days left to keep your 15GB of free storag

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#1 JohnC_21


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Posted 22 January 2016 - 11:30 AM

From Yahoo News


Over two months ago now, Microsoft confirmed it will be downsizing its cloud storage options, reducing the free plan from 15GB to 5GB and dropping the unlimited tier altogether. Putting it lightly, subscribers were unhappy with the company’s behavior. Not long after releasing the critical success that was Windows 10, loyalists were burnt once again by Microsoft in a shallow attempt to maximize profits.

Little over a month later, Microsoft went back on its plans, to a degree, allowing free subscribers to opt out of the 10GB decline and offering a full refund for paid users. For those of you getting by with 15GB, however, you now have only 10 days left until your chance to avoid this concession begins to expire.


Now 9 days. This only applies to users who have not already upgraded.

Edited by JohnC_21, 22 January 2016 - 11:31 AM.

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 03:25 AM

Glad that I got mine before the deadline, was one of the early birds, though it's wasn't Microsoft that warned me. 


Rather, I found out in an article, that contained a link (may have been the same one that JohnC is showing), and retained my 30GB Total storage. However, I've greatly downsized my OneDrive content, some was duplicate folders, a small amount was content that wasn't even mine (photos) that I first noticed while running the Technical Preview of Windows 10. 


Though the amount is half, prefer Google Drive instead, it's more Linux friendly than OneDrive is. 


Still, 30GB of online storage is a lot for no cost. Hope that not too many missed out. :)



Performing full disc images weekly and keeping important data off of the 'C' drive as generated can be the best defence against Malware/Ransomware attacks, as well as a wide range of other issues. 

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