I use three different systems to synchronize my files to the cloud. Google Drive is for my Android tablet, Skydrive for my Windows 8 phone and Windows RT tablet and Dropbox for things at work. This works fine, but on my main desktop at home, these three come together on a single system. Here I have a folder called "Shared" and below three folders, each for every virtual drive. Which is logical, since each system handles completely different data. I have eBooks for my Android tablet, pictures from my phone and projects from work all nicely separated. Works like a charm!
Except, I have a few files that I want to be available on all three systems. Files that are updated regularly on my home desktop. (Read only by my other devices.) And right now, to share with all, I need to copy them twice. This is not okay...
What's the simplest (and cheapest) way to make sure I can share a single folder between these three cloud drives, without having to share everything?
Try making a folder in one of those, and then symlink it form others (For God's sake, backup whatever you place there). On windows LinkShellExtension is godsend.
For example i have home and work computers with skydrive installed on both. What i want is to add everything i need to skydrive at home, but only download several folders at work. For example i have music and books folders at home, but want just books at work. Is it possible(planned) with skydrive for desktop?
SkyDrive is young and other similar services do have selective folder synchronization so it may or may not get added to SkyDrive in the near or distant future.
I would suggest accessing SkyDrive through the web interface while at work at not the desktop software while you wait.