Majority of computer users have an account either with the popular cloud storage service Dropbox or Microsoft’s SkyDrive. Both services offer their own desktop clients for Windows to easily access browse, upload, and download files without having to open the web browser.
Windows 8 ships with the official SkyDrive app. But users who need an app to access both SkyDrive and Dropbox from a singe place can check out All My Storage.
Even though there are several third-party programs available, users who are running Windows 8 RT edition on a tablet can’t install these desktop programs. So, if are looking for an app to access and browse both SkyDrive and Dropbox can check out the free app named All My Storage.
All My Storage lets you access your SkyDrive, Dropbox, and local files from one place and also allows you easily move files between Dropbox, SkyDrive, and local system. Another cool thing is that it comes with a simple media player and lets you stream music files from your Dropbox account.
# Access and browse Dropbox, SkyDrive, and local system from one place
# Move files between SkyDrive, Dropbox, and local system
# Search local files
# Stream media files stored in your Dropbox account
# Simple media player to playing local media files and Dropbox files
# Easy-to-use metro-style interface
Setting up All My Storage is fairly simple. Once installed, complete the following steps to link your SkyDrive and Dropbox account.
To link SkyDrive account:
Step 1: Launch the app, right-click anywhere on the screen to see app bar. Click or tap Link New Account.
Step 2: Here, under Link another storage provider account, enter a name for your account, select SkyDrive as your storage provider and click Link button.
Step 3: Clicking on Link button will open Account information opt-in page where you need to click to Allow button to continue.
Step 4: On the next screen, enter your email address and password and click Save. You are done!
To link Dropbox account:
Step 1: Launch app, right-click on the screen to bring up the app bar which shows Link New Account.
Step 2: Click Link New Account, enter a name your Dropbox account, select storage provider as Dropbox and then click Link button.
Step 3: Click Allow button on the Account information opt-in page.
Step 4: On the next screen, you will be asked to enter the email address that you have use to log-in to Dropbox and also enter the password before clicking Log in button.
Step 5: Finally, click Allow button when you see All My Storage wants to access to your Dropbox message. You are done!
To link local file system:
Step 1: Run All My Storage app, right-click to see Link New Account, and then click Link New Account.
Step 2: Type in a name for your local file system, select Local file system as storage provider, and click Select root folder to browse to the root of the folder that you want to link to. You can link drives as well.
Install All My Storage (Store link)