Microsoft Starts Cutting OneDrive Storage Accounts Back to Usual 5GB

by | Microsoft Lumia 550 | August 8th, 2016

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If you have used OneDrive for storing your pictures and important documents, then you are certainly aware of the fact that Microsoft has decided to cut back on OneDrive storage options in November 2015. Unless users have opted to retain their 15GB of free OneDrive storage before January 31, free storage would be reduced to 5GB only and you would lose 15GB camera roll backup bonus as well.

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According to recent reports from Engadget, Microsoft would send an email to all those users who did not take their time to keep the free 15GB storage and those who have over 5GB content stored in their OneDrive at present. In addition, the company also clarified that it would start cutting in free storage from July 27, 2016.

Users who have received this email already should not fret: Microsoft is all set to offer more free one-year subscriptions to Office 365 personal that includes access to Office apps on the desktop PC, 60 minutes of Skype credit monthly to call up any landline, and 1TB OneDrive storage. Just clicking on this link enables users to claim this free offer. All you need is a PayPal account or a credit card to claim the same. However, do not forget to turn off the auto renewal option just in case you don’t want to use the subscription after the end of this year.

If you are above the 5GB storage limit given to you, do not claim this offer before July 27. In this case, your personal data and information would become read-only for a year before Microsoft would ultimately delete the same. In such cases, you would have to manage your storage on the OneDrive account or even purchase Office 365 Subscription or OneDrive storage plan. In case if you want some help through all these steps, you can learn more online.

Microsoft is expecting that more and more users would subscribe 365 Personal, but the annual subscription fee of $69.99 definitely offers value for money.

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