Microsoft has already released a SkyDrive app for Windows 8/RT which features the metro UI even though Windows 8 users can also install the normal desktop app. But the metro app comes with many restrictions like no ability to sync the files to local folder. So for Windows RT users on tablet, they can only view and download files, but not sync with local folder.
But now a third party app, SkyDrive RT Sync, is released in Windows Store which features the ability to synchronise your SkyDrive account to a local folder on your Windows or Windows RT device.
The application does basic file compare to work out which files match and which need updating. One challenge is that if a file is deleted, this will be seen as a new file, so will be re-synchronised
When you run the app for first time, it will be slow, however a local cache file is then created to speed up the process.
- Scans a local hard disk folder and synchronises it to SkyDrive
- Drag and drop support to move files between SkyDrive and your local system
- The ability through the settings to automatically select and synchronise files on opening
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