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Free Cloud storage.
« on: Sunday 17 September 23 19:13 BST (UK) »
I have Dropbox installed but I am running out of space.
Alternatives are I see are One Drive and Google.

One Drive has some poor reviews but is it really that complicated.
What about Google,.

I have folders that have research which contains documents and photos in a 'story'

Any advice would be appreciated,  thanks.
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Re: Free Cloud storage.
« Reply #1 on: Monday 18 September 23 20:42 BST (UK) »
One Drive from Microsoft works just like Dropbox so it isn't complicated at all.
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Re: Free Cloud storage.
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 19 September 23 11:22 BST (UK) »
A Google account comes with 15GB of free cloud storage.   
The next tier is 100GB and costs about 15 a year.  Seems to work well, for me.

I didn't like Dropbox because as soon as I registered, I started to get lots of spam.
Never used OneDrive.
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Re: Free Cloud storage.
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 19 September 23 12:15 BST (UK) »
Google Drive - works well as long you're not too worried about them being the custodian of your data.
Dropbox - yes, loads of spam.
Box - they are good. 10Gb I think free.
Mega - they give you 25Gb and are very secure and easy to use.
OneDrive - Microsoft - don't need to say any more.

Try them all out and choose what suits you best.

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