Get your free 25 GB of SkyDrive storage

With the recent update Microsoft has changed the storage size for SkyDrive. Prior to April 23, 2012, SkyDrive offered 25 GB of free storage. imageThis is still available to current users, however, it requires action by the user.

The size is reduced to 7 GB, which is also the size of free storage for mew users, and is in effect now.

Log in to your SkyDrive. imageYou will now see that the left pane shows “xx GB free of 7 GB”.

If that is enough for you – Microsoft says “99.94% of SkyDrive customers today use 7GB or less” – then you need do nothing more. However, if you wish to regain the larger storage size, click on Manage storage – or the notice banner above your files listing.image

On the “Manage storage” page the free upgrade is made very plain.


You can see the prices for additional storage space. But first, click Free upgrade! The process is quick and simple, so do it now.


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6 Responses to Get your free 25 GB of SkyDrive storage

  1. Pingback: Microsoft Skydrive improved, but freely available space decreased from 25GB to 7GB for new users. Existing users need to perform manual action to keep 25GB. «

  2. Thanks for letting us know about this

  3. oxygen says:

    not available any more

  4. b.r.e.w. says:

    i wonder when the next free space downsize will happen? about the time I switch to a better service.

    • Ludwig says:

      A recent message from a friend (May 31, 2012) said that the upgrade to 25 GB was still available – provided that you had used SkyDrive to store something prior to April 22. Hopefully competition with mean more free storage in the future rather than less.

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