Microsoft will keep your OneDrive files forever

Microsoft has confirmed that any files uploaded to its OneDrive cloud storage service will remain there forever, unless the user decides otherwise.

Speaking to TechRadar Pro on Twitter, Microsoft confirmed that even if your subscription expires, your files will not be deleted and users will still be able to access them. That being said, you won’t be able to upload any new files until you renew your subscription or buy more storage space.

This is especially handy given that Microsoft is currently in the process of rolling out unlimited OneDrive storage space with Office 365 subscriptions. Given what Microsoft has just said, it means you don’t have to worry about losing or relocating any of your files if you decide not to renew your Office 365 subscription after the 12 months are up.

We can’t get unlimited OneDrive storage in this country just yet, and sadly we don’t know when it’ll happen. You can still register your interest with Microsoft to be one of the first people to get unlimited storage when it becomes available. Just make sure you’re an Office 365 subscriber first

Tom Pritchard

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