Check out the table below, which displays the functionality available in each edition so you can choose the one that fits you best.
Product Comparison Table
|Free||Try before buy|
|SkyDrive secure connection|
|Browse files and folders|
|Open files directly from SkyDrive|
|Multimedia streaming support||
|Fast access to the files shared with you|
|Create new folders|
|Copy files and folders to SkyDrive|
|Copy files and folders from SkyDrive|
|Delete files and folders|
|Background Uploading to SkyDrive|
|Skydrive Recycle Bin support|
|Create links to SkyDrive folders|
|Move files and folders within SkyDrive|
|Downloading a large file in background|
|Change folder content type|
|Rename files and folders|
|Rename the "SDExplorer" root folder|
|Browsing of Windows Live Groups documents|
|Drag & drop support|
|Folder share mode indication|
|Support for files up to 300 MB|
|Support for files larger than 2 GB||
|Short share links support|
|Preferred language selection|
|Copy shortcuts to selected objects to the Clipboard|
|Notification of new version availability|
|Browsing of public folders and files of other SkyDrive users in the guest mode|
|Resolving filename conflicts during uploads to Skydrive|
|Download a folder as a .zip file|
Edit in Browser
(for Windows Live Office™ documents only)
|"Send to" command support|
* Only specific audio and video formats are supported.
** Files larger than 2 GB cannot be uploaded as one solid file. SDExplorer Advanced splits large files (more than 2 GB) into chunks. These chunks are seen within SkyDrive web-interface as several files in the special subfolder. Although, using SDExplorer you can work with such files as with a normal file: rename, delete, download it as one file.
*** With IE7 or higher installed
What SDExplorer cannot do, and why
SDExplorer cannot synchronize files between the SkyDrive online storage and your computer. At least for now.
SDExplorer does not and will not make the mirrored copy of your online documents to local PC(s). Files are located in the cloud storage only, you and only you know when and which data should be copied locally, probably modified and uploaded back to the storage.
SDExplorer works with individual files smaller than 300Mb (Advanced version does not limit the largest file size that can be uploaded to SkyDrive, but the file is stored as 2 GB parts). Files larger than 2 GB cannot be uploaded as one solid file.
SDExplorer doesn't support multi-user concurrent work with documents at SkyDrive. For instance, while working with SDExplorer several users can open the same file, but only the last version of that file, saved by a user who uploaded it last, will persist in the online storage. The correct team-work with documents with the ability to see changes made by other users in real-time is only possible with native Windows Live formats, like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.
SDExplorer cannot break the limitations of the SkyDrive system: create zero-size files, create subfolders over the 9 levels of nesting, and manage file creation and modification dates.