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  1. cosmicjourney's Avatar
    I'm really annoyed that Microsoft is dropping one drive from 15GB to 5GB I have about 12GB stored with them so I have to move my data and store it elsewhere😠
    04-08-2016 04:18 AM
  2. Change 28's Avatar
    I have no idea why Microsoft is doing this.

    Is there someone in Microsoft who is trying to kill off the window phones?
    04-08-2016 04:26 AM
  3. cosmicjourney's Avatar
    That's what I was thinking you took the words out of my mouth, I just wrote to them I'm sure I'll get a generic response...
    04-08-2016 04:31 AM
  4. Deepak's Avatar
    I am thinking whether or not you know that Microsoft had given OneDrive users about two months' time to prevent reduction in their storage space O.o I had 30GB of total OneDrive storage space before Microsoft announced its decision to reduce free storage and I still have 30GB after signing up for preventing the reduction. Or am I getting something wrong here?
    Last edited by Deepak; 04-08-2016 at 05:02 AM.
    04-08-2016 04:48 AM
  5. cosmicjourney's Avatar
    It's news to me Deepak I just got a email today telling me about the reduction to 5gb I had no idea about it so how can I prepare when I have no info about this, beside 5gb is pathetic amount for 2016...
    04-08-2016 04:54 AM
  6. Deepak's Avatar
    I understand. Windows Central (and most other Microsoft news websites) had even posted an article about it well in advance. You must have missed it.

    http://www.windowscentral.com/onedri...e-15gb-storage

    And again on the second last day

    http://www.windowscentral.com/januar...era-roll-bonus

    There's nothing you can do about it now, sadly. Only option is to buy the storage if you need it badly. OneDrive is quite cheap actually. Upon you anyways.
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    04-08-2016 05:08 AM
  7. cosmicjourney's Avatar
    I'm really busy must of missed the article
    04-08-2016 05:21 AM
  8. anachrotech's Avatar
    I mentioned somewhere else on this site, that I received this email about the reduction this morning. I opted in to prevent the reduction in December and apparently that really didn't mean anything - at least for me.
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    04-08-2016 06:27 AM
  9. cosmicjourney's Avatar
    Did they give you a option to prevent reduction from 15gb to 5gb? Also what storage provider are you guys using now...
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    04-08-2016 07:14 AM
  10. xandros9's Avatar
    Did they give you a option to prevent reduction from 15gb to 5gb? Also what storage provider are you guys using now...
    Yes. There was an opt-out option, but the whole way the thing was handled was still scummy.

    I moved to Dropbox/Box.net, Copy, but Copy shut down and I did have a short stint with Google Drive, but not my cup of tea. Box's 200 MB max file size was a pain too.

    I currently use OneDrive now because it worked best, when it wasn't deleting my files and all, but I'm ticked.
    I would definitely consider Dropbox. It's bulletproof and a de facto standard of sorts.
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    04-08-2016 12:32 PM
  11. cosmicjourney's Avatar
    I'm using Dropbox from now on too carnt be bothered with Microsoft...im sure they want their mobile os to fail...
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    04-08-2016 09:16 PM
  12. thron's Avatar
    Is this for everyone? I haven't gotten any email yet. Shame.. I just started using One Drive, too.

    Edit:
    Is it related to this?
    Microsoft shrinks OneDrive storage limits for some Office 365 customers | Computerworld

    Of course, anytime something is given away for free, there's people that have to punish the giver. People really don't seem to like free stuff. Just because it's free, doesn't mean you have to upload the entire internet just to say you have 75TB worth of data out there.

    I really can't blame Microsoft for this. From a business standpoint, people that abuse the 'free' service cost a significant amount of money compared to the average user who uses the service just to back up photos or a bit of data. People fail to realize that SOMEONE is paying for that space and bandwidth; consider how many thousands (maybe millions) of idiots took this to the extreme.. it probably cost Microsoft the equivalent of what the average persons' yearly gross income is; if not more.

    Legally speaking, it's probably difficult to isolate such abusers without having a clause in the TOS; and even then, you'd still hear them whining "but it says unlimited!" just like with companies that offer "unlimited" hosting plans.
    Last edited by thron; 04-08-2016 at 09:35 PM.
    04-08-2016 09:22 PM
  13. pdaneophyte's Avatar
    I thought the 5GB to 30GB is a promotion. I remember that I had to approve the promotion to get the free upgrade. Since it is a free promotion upgrade, then it is fair they can downgrade you to what you had before. I
    04-09-2016 12:10 AM
  14. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Office 365 nets you storage a storage increase...
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    04-09-2016 12:25 AM
  15. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    This was a huge issue some months back. This issue on uservoice got the most activity and MS had to apologise and give out alternatives
    04-09-2016 12:33 AM
  16. wgs84's Avatar
    I'm really busy must of missed the article
    I'm not surprised that you might've missed it. I think unless you specifically searched for cloud tech, OneDrive or MS news a few months ago, you would not have heard about it. I know a few folks who have Surfaces, and they didn't know anything about it until I told them back in January.
    04-09-2016 12:34 AM
  17. cosmicjourney's Avatar
    Well I can tell you I DO NOT abuse the system in fact I have about 1.5gb in use at the moment thats hardly any, but it would of been nice to have 15gb on tap instead of just 5. Microsoft keeps changing there minds all the time and it annoying....
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    04-09-2016 01:50 AM
  18. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Well I can tell you I DO NOT abuse the system in fact I have about 1.5gb in use at the moment thats hardly any, but it would of been nice to have 15gb on tap instead of just 5. Microsoft keeps changing there minds all the time and it annoying....
    well, since you've said they change their minds maybe they might change the decision again in the future
    04-09-2016 04:06 AM
  19. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    I got 15 GB on the original Free Plan + 15 GB Camera Rolls bonus, as always

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    04-09-2016 04:07 AM
  20. cosmicjourney's Avatar
    I hope so chintan but if not I'll just stick with dropdox, I think they give 75gb of storage...
    04-09-2016 05:22 AM
  21. Rose640's Avatar
    I'm really annoyed that Microsoft is dropping one drive from 15GB to 5GB I have about 12GB stored with them so I have to move my data and store it elsewhere😠
    I have 30GB free, it is your fault for not paying attention. Even MS said that you have to opt to keep your storage, that's what most of us did. You can try MEGA, they give ton of free storage for free.
    04-09-2016 05:27 AM
  22. Steve Adams's Avatar
    well, since you've said they change their minds maybe they might change the decision again in the future
    When in comes to Microsoft doing anything for its customers...the saying don't hold your breath comes to mind. Just like Coming soon. which really means, coming......maybe/never/good luck with that!.....I am done with their foolish business practices when it comes to mobile. I am gone to android, and will enjoy a fully functioning phone instead of a better feature phone.
    04-09-2016 05:36 AM
  23. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    I'm not surprised that you might've missed it. I think unless you specifically searched for cloud tech, OneDrive or MS news a few months ago, you would not have heard about it. I know a few folks who have Surfaces, and they didn't know anything about it until I told them back in January.
    I received months ago Microsoft mails in Hotmail account for instruction to follow
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    04-09-2016 06:53 AM
  24. T Moore's Avatar
    OneDrive users can keep their free 15GB of storage and camera roll bonus after all, if they opt-in by Jan. 31
    OneDrive users can keep their free 15GB of storage and camera roll bonus after all, if they opt-in by Jan. 31 | Windows Central

    The info was there, read and heed
    04-09-2016 10:16 AM
  25. JRF_1986's Avatar
    I missed the articles too. I received the email about the change last week. I've been looking to switch to Mega but not sure yet. I also figured I could buy the Office 365 subscription for a year and get the 1TB of One Drive. I also use Google Drive and Dropbox but I really liked One Drive.
    04-09-2016 12:44 PM
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