I tried using OneDrive many months ago but came across many problems. One of them was that I couldn’t change the default location of the OneDrive folder on my PC and by doing so, everything got messed up and I ended up abandoning the idea of using OneDrive as my main cloud storage service, despite the fact that due to my Office 365 subscription, I’m getting 1 TB of free cloud storage space on OneDrive.
While doing some research for a TechBakBak.com blog post I came across a handy article that properly explains explains how one can change the default folder location for OneDrive. I followed the instructions and was able to change the default location to another partition.
I have been complaining for more than a few years that Dropbox and Google Drive are needlessly expensive especially when one needs to upgrade from a low-end package to the medium package. In Dropbox, it’s either free or you pay $8.95 per month for a 1 TB cloud storage space. I needed a package that would give me 300-400 MB but it wasn’t available with Dropbox so I stopped using it and started using Google Drive as my main cloud storage service.
The basic account of Google Drive is good and affordable – $1.98 per month for 100 GB. But then again, the next available package is $9.98 per month for 1 TB of cloud storage space. There is nothing in between.
With my ability to decide the default location for the OneDrive folder I’m fine with using it for my main cloud storage requirement. I don’t think I’m going to run out of 1 TB of space in near future. The OneDrive interface isn’t great. Dropbox provides the best interface. After that it is Google Drive, and OneDrive practically has no interface. The mobile app is good and just like Dropbox and Google Drive, you can automatically upload the photos you take from your mobile camera.
I still need to use Google Drive for Google Photos but for storing my other files I’m completely going to switch over to OneDrive – I have already transferred most of my data to the OneDrive folder.