Cloud storage space is extremely useful. It is often free of charge and provides a way to ensure that your data is accessible from any computer with an internet connection. But there are also a few quirks to bear in mind when storing your files online – it is not quite the same as working with files that you have stored on your local hard drive.
While some services can be access through Windows Explorer if you have client software installed – Google Drive, for instance, will add a shortcut to the navigation pane – this is certainly not the case for all cloud storage providers. This is something that CloudBerry Drive can help with, making it possible to assign a drive letter to your online storage so you can access just as you would a hard drive.
The software installs as a trial version, but you will need to request a trial account. This can be done by entering your email address after the installation is complete and then clicking the Request Trial button.
Once you’re up and running, you are able to map many cloud storage services to a drive letter so you can treat it as a hard drive rather than a cloud folder. There’s support for a large number of services including Amazon S3, Windows Azure, Rackspace, OpenStack and Google Cloud Storage.
When you have this configured, you can then use your cloud storage just as you would any other drive, as can any of the programs you work with. This opens up new possibilities for your online storage space as you are able to put it to tasks that were previously unavailable.