windows 8 - Share a folder between Google Drive, Dropbox and Skydrive

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2014-04
  • Wim ten Brink

    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?

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  • Szymon Szydełko

    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.


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    My laptop has a dual boot between Windows 7 and Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

    On Windows 7, I use both Dropbox and Skydrive desktop apps to sync my files. Let's say the location on the hard drive is D:/Dropbox and D:Skydrive.

    I want to install both apps on Windows 8 as well, but I want to use the same folders in order to preserve some hard disk space while keeping my always in sync, whether I boot on Win 7 or Win 8.

    I wonder how can I do this without any confilcts between the two Windows installations using the same folder.


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