Dropbox is one of the kings of the cloud storage world, and from the sounds of things Microsoft isn’t too happy about that. To try and lure users away from Dropbox, the company is offering all Dropbox users 100GB of free OneDrive storage for a year — no strings attached.
All you have to do to claim your free storage is head over to this page and follow the instructions on screen. This involves logging into your Microsoft account and verifying that you are a Dropbox user by saving a specific file to your account. Once that has been done your 100GB of free OneDrive storage will be immediately available to you.
There’s no checking to make sure you’re an active Dropbox user either, so you could easily make an account for the sole purpose of claiming your free OneDrive storage. You can’t, however, make multiple Dropbox accounts to try and add more storage to a single OneDrive account. I tried, it doesn’t work.
There are a lot of advantages to OneDrive, even after your free year is up. If you choose not to pay for further storage in 12 months time, Microsoft has promised that it will not prevent people from accessing the files they have previously saved. Unless you delete them, those files will be kept safe until the end of time. OneDrive also offers 15GB of free storage as standard, which is a lot more than Dropbox’s measly 2GB.
The one downside to this offer? You do have to agree to receive marketing emails from OneDrive. Thankfully you can unsubscribe from these as soon as you get the first email.