Friday, June 21, 2024

Using pCloud. A complete setup guide.

When you install your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC you will get the chance to login with your Microsoft account. Then as you progress through the user profile setup you get to sync all your files into OneDrive. Awesome, well almost awesome, as unless you have a paid M365 subscription or maybe an Office 365 subscription you are going to pay extra to go beyond the 5GB that Microsoft give you.

But you want to backup your data to the cloud, automatically and without having to think about it. OneDrive is effectively built in to Windows so it’s the only option right? Nope, there is an alternative.

This is where a provider like pCloud comes in. Yes it is robust, a solid company, and definitely a reliable alternative to OneDrive. Can you use them both? Yep, if you want to, up to you.

What I take you through on this tutorial is how to;

  • Sign up for the pCloud Account
  • Get your 10GB free allocation
  • Download the pCloud App
  • Configure a Backup or Sync to pCloud
  • Unlink OneDrive if necessary
  • Other stuff you need to know along the way.

pCloud also offers a single payment option to get Cloud Storage for life. Ditch the monthly payments.

pCloud Lifetime

From this you can get double the allocation for free but also have access to a lot of other tools like ‘Rewind’. Similar to Apples’ Time Machine backup where you can restore to a point in time rather than just a recycle bin.

Yes I know that OneDrive is solid, but maybe you want an additional backup system in the Cloud, just in case something happens right?

Either way, check out the video and make up your own mind. If you do want to download pCloud though can you please use my affiliate link? It doesn’t cost you anything and definitely helps me out. Here it is.

Here is the video on my YouTube Channel.

Would be awesome if you could subscribe to the channel too. Use this link for that.

Thanks for reading,

Mark – The Cloud Geezer

Mark Rochester
Mark Rochester
Mark currently works in the cloud space assisting large companies to migrate from either on premises to the cloud, or cloud to cloud. His experience with Enterprise migrations spans more than 25 years which basically makes him old. However, with all the oldness creeping up he still finds technology massively exciting. Please reach out for a chat anytime you would like. :-)

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