Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

The total size of files is about 20Mb (notes, some Word documents and several other types of "office" files including one Chrome profile folder) although not all of them would be changed every day.

I would like to have some kind of online folder to which I have access, from let's say Windows Explorer when I am connected, but not when I am disconnected from that service. A kind of synching service but which, after disconnecting, deletes the local copy of the files without deleting the online copy.

I have no experience with those services, so was wondering, if anyone could recommend one that would satisfy the above, and perhaps shortly describe his experience with it.

share|improve this question
I guess I don't know your full requirements/goals; have you tried or considered just using Google Docs? – user142485 Jan 3 '13 at 21:02
@user142485 - I've tried using Google Docs and Google Drive so far. Google Docs it seems do something to files sometimes (I've had problems opening some word Files afterwards) and Google Drive, I've been unable to configure so that after I delete the local copy, it keeps the online one. – Rook Jan 3 '13 at 21:10
@user142485 - "my full requirements/goals"? Well, just as they're described above. Is there anything that interests you that I should further describe? – Rook Jan 3 '13 at 21:12
It would probably just be easier to use a flash drive but I assume you don't want to carry it around. – user142485 Jan 3 '13 at 21:36
@user142485 - Actually, I could use a flash drive and did until last week when I lost mine. I am currently situated in a place where I can't buy a new one, and if ordered online, it would probably take a month or so to arrive :/ (but yes, a flash drive would otherwise solve my problem). – Rook Jan 3 '13 at 21:45

Based on the requirements you listed, I think Sky Drive is what you're looking for. As far as disconnecting goes, you will have to delete the local contents manually. I have never heard of a service that deletes local folders automatically. This makes sense when you think about it, as these services are for backing up files.

share|improve this answer
I don't think Dropbox deletes files on disconnect. – gt6989b Jan 3 '13 at 21:16

Have you considered Dropbox, 2++GB free, and you can just drag to / from the web interface at work, and have the files sync back to your own PC.

Along similar lines Evernote offers a similar Web and thin client combination.

Both also offer mobile App's to make the Dc's / Notes available on you Phone or Tablet.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .