Sometimes when you have some important data that you want to access anywhere without carrying a USB drive or any other storage device. Now you can use an application named OpenDrive. This application will help you to sync, store and share your files and folders with anyone that you want to and the most important feature is that it will allow you a cloud storage account for data storage up to 5 GB which is absolutely free. The software supports various platforms of operating systems like Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 for both 32-bit as well as 64-bit operating system. OpenDrive is also a premium service provider which provides cloud storage to its premium customers depending upon their requirement, but they also have a free 5 GB account for other users.
The application will create a drive in your My Computer so that you will be able to share any data that like photos, playlists, music files, video files etc. just by copying the data into this drive. It also provides you data security as you don’t have to carry your data everywhere you go if it’s confidential. The application will also create a Public folder for the content that you want to share with other people.
This is the first screen which will open up when you will launch the software for the first time after downloading and installing it. When you will open the application you will first have to login into the application only then you will be allowed access to your data. If you are using the application for the first time then you will have to make a new account for using the software using the New Account link in the window at the bottom.
This is the window which will open when you will click on the New Account link in the previous window. The window has various fields like Username, Password, Email Address, Firstname and Lastname. After filling all these fields when you will click on Sign Up button it will create an account for you.
After making an account when you will open your My computer you will see an OpenDrive icon. This is basically a virtual drive which shows you all the data that you have uploaded till now.
When you enter into this OpenDrive you will see many folders like My Documents, My Music, My Pictures, My Public Folder and Trash. You can use these existing folders or you can also create your own folders which will help you to classify your data in a better way. The My Public Folder will allow you to share your data with other people.