Microsoft reverted controversial OneDrive storage policy

In early September, OneDrive users were informed by Microsoft regarding imminent modifications in the policy for cloud data storage. Unexpectedly, the company determined that photo albums should no longer be included in the storage quota along with the gallery. Consequently, this alteration meant that a single photo present in both the gallery and three albums would occupy four times the previous amount of space.

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Finally, Microsoft has listened to user feedback and taken action. According to the support page, the scheduled changes to the photo retention policy have been abandoned and will not be implemented on October 16, 2023.

Surprisingly, Microsoft didn't even provide an explanation for their decision to treat photos differently in the storage quota. This practice is not adopted by their competitors.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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