Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Xdrive to go as well

Dear Xdrive user,

We are writing to inform you that after Jan. 12, 2009, AOL will no longer support the Xdrive online storage service and the site will permanently close. It is important that you make plans to download your files to your local computer or hard drive.

We know this transition may be inconvenient, but it is important that you take steps to retrieve your files by Jan. 12. Once you have done so, you may want to consider registering for and saving them with another online storage provider. If you no longer need the files stored on your Xdrive archive, you do not need to take any action, but please keep in mind that all files will be permanently deleted after Jan. 12, 2009.

To make this transition easier for you, we are offering a new, simplified download option that will allow you to create and download a single file containing everything in your Xdrive account, which you could then upload to a new storage solution of your choice.

You can also download any files or folders through the standard Xdrive applications, either at or by using the Xdrive Desktop software, until Jan. 12, 2009. Based on your needs, you may wish to select multiple options for retrieving and archiving your files.

It is important that you take action no later than Jan. 12, 2009. After this date, the Xdrive service will be closed and any remaining files will be permanently deleted.

Please go to the Xdrive site at to begin making plans for retrieving your files. On the Xdrive site, you will find more information and step-by-step instructions for downloading, as well as answers to questions about downloading and archiving your files.

It is never an easy decision to shut down a feature, especially one like Xdrive that some of our members have used for a long time. But we have to look carefully at all of the products supported by AOL to ensure we’re providing as much value to our customers as possible.

Thank you for having been an Xdrive user.


The Xdrive Team


Jeannette said...

That is something I do not have to worry about at least. I have never heard of X-drive.

Lisa said...

It sounds to me like we should prepare to have all services of AOL shutdown within time.

Rose said...

Is AOL shutting dome completely? Yikes, piece by piece is going away........this is too nerve racking! Please advise

How do I know if I have an Xdrive?

Hugs, Rose

RNSheets said...

What in the world is going on with AOL?

What's left of AOL?

Call me Paul said...

This all part of a direction AOL started on several years ago. There is no longer any money in being an online service. All the cash is in being a "web portal." Personally, I don't think they can pull it off. I suspect they'll be gone within two years. Or at least subsumed by Google, their corporate overlords.

Celeste said...

I have been stopping any and all services that AOL was providing. I figured that they would be completely shutting down within the year

Jan said...

What is an x drive ? what is left at AOL ?? ..LOVE Jan xx

Connie said...

I am having a blogger problem.No one can comment on this entry.Is there something that can be done??
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Connie said...

Another question..if AOL goes away and we use our AOL addy as our username on blogspot -can we change it to something else..and how??