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OneCare Online Photo backup future RRS feed

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  • I now have about 2 GB of photos backed up in Online photo backup.  With my subscription expiring in 18 days and no possibility of renewal now that Microsoft is no longer supporting OneCare, what's the easiest way to back them up now?   "Copy" the files to a CD or 2 or 3? 
    Sunday, June 13, 2010 11:50 PM

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  • You can back the files up to cd, dvd, or external media such as an external hard drive or thumb drive. You can also take a look at Windows Live Skydrive which offers free online storage.

    Jim


    Microsoft MVP Consumer Security - Forum Moderator - Live One Care - Live Mesh - Microsoft Security Essentials
    Monday, June 14, 2010 2:59 AM
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  • You can back the files up to cd, dvd, or external media such as an external hard drive or thumb drive. You can also take a look at Windows Live Skydrive which offers free online storage.

    Jim


    Microsoft MVP Consumer Security - Forum Moderator - Live One Care - Live Mesh - Microsoft Security Essentials
    Monday, June 14, 2010 2:59 AM
    Moderator
  • Another alternative is Windows Live Photo Gallery, part of the free Windows Live Essentials online package.

    http://explore.live.com/windows-live-photo-gallery

    Since sharing of photos with others is also a common issue for many consumers, this is the direction that most of the major free email and online services have taken with the handling of photos. Rather than place the photos in a storage location that's inaccessible they instead provide a place where you have the option to share them with others.

    This doesn't mean that you must share them, but Microsoft is taking the direction that will allow you to easily upload the photos and then email links using Hotmail rather than the files themselves.  This way, rather than huge attachments the recepient just receives a small email messsage and cliks on the links to view or download them if they wish.

    The nice side effect of this is that not only do you have a backup of your photos, but also a place to provide easy access for others if you wish to, whether they also use Hotmail and/or Windows Live Essentials or not.

    Rob

    Monday, June 14, 2010 7:12 PM
    Moderator