Tweak to improve upload speeds in SkyDrive on a Windows or Mac computer

Many a times when uploading large number of files to your SkyDrive account, you may encounter slow uploads speeds. Manual Configuration change under the hood will now improve the upload speeds in SkyDrive.

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Tweak to improve upload speeds in SkyDrive

This manual configuration change will override the number of files that are processed at a time during the upload process. This tweak will increase the number of files processed at a time from its default value of 1 to a value of 2 or 3.

Manual configuration process on Windows and Mac :

On a Windows PC, please follow these steps :

  • If you are running SkyDrive, close/shut down SkyDrive
  • Press Winkey+R to open Run box
  • Type %localappdata%\Microsoft\SkyDrive\settings\global.ini  Press enter to open global.ini file. If its associated in Notepad, it’ll open in Notepad.
  • As it opens in Notepad, add the line numberOfConcurrentUploads = 2 as the first line in the file. Make sure numberOfConcurrentUploads is not already present before adding. Do not make any other changes to the file. Save.
  • You can set the value of numberOfConcurrentUploads to 1, 2, or 3
  • Now Start the SkyDrive.

And after changing the value to 2 or 3, observe if the upload speeds during uploading large number of files has increased or not.

On a Mac, do the following:

  • If you are running SkyDrive,close/shut down SkyDrive
  • Open Terminal
  • Type the following:

open ~/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.skydrive-mac/Data/Library/Application\ Support/SkyDrive/settings/global.ini

  • As the global.ini file opens, add the line numberOfConcurrentUploads = 2 as the first line in the document. Make sure numberOfConcurrentUploads is not already present before adding. Do not make any other changes to the file. Save.
  • You can set the value of numberOfConcurrentUploads to 1, 2, or 3
  • Now Start SkyDrive

Observe if the upload Speeds during uploading large number of files has increased or not.

Please note, this tweak might be beneficial, may improve upload speeds only when you are uploading a large number of files. But when uploading Large files or small numbers of files aren’t as likely to benefit from this tweak. If you feel making this change is negatively impacting your computer, you can change the value back to 1.  Give it a try and post your experience.

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