Saturday 16 December 2017

Microsoft reducing free OneDrive storage space in July


Mark O'Beirne

Microsoft has informed OneDrive users that they are to have less free storage space available to them from July.

Microsoft has announced that OneDrive users will have less storage space available to them for free from July 27th.

OneDrive users currently get 15GB of free space for free, but this is to be reduced to 5GB. On the same day, Microsoft will scrap the 15GB free “Camera Roll” bonus that it once offered to anyone who wanted it. This means that you could potentially be losing out on 25GB of storage space overnight.

If you’re going to end up over your allocated storage when the deadline hits, Microsoft notes that you should delete files, or purchase additional storage. It also laid out what will happen if you’re over your quota when July 27th arrives:

You will be notified and will have 90 days’ notice to take action before your account will become read-only.

If you are over quota after the 90 days, you will still have access to your files for 9 months. You can view and download them. However, you will not be able to add new content.

If after 9 months and you are still over quota, your account will be locked. That means that you will not be able to access the content in your OneDrive until you take action.

If after 1 year you fail to take action, your content may be deleted.

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