Connect SkyDrive Folder as Network Folder

SkyDrive is a FREE online storage offered by Microsoft which:

  • Provides 25 GB Storage
  • Sync 5 GB of data from your PC
  • Shares documents with people we choose
  • Integrates with Office 2010, e.g. anywhere, anytime access from the browser, edit documents together in real time, version history and lot more.
    But I like to discuss another great feature; connect your SkyDrive online folder as a network drive in Windows Explorer.

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  • Enter Live Id and password.

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  • Now, we have a network drive (N:) that connects to our SkyDrive online folder.

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And we can use it just like any normal network drive.

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8 Responses to Connect SkyDrive Folder as Network Folder

  1. GaryFPatton says:

    Thanks, Andrew!

    You’ve given us a neat way to get around Microsoft programmer’s dumbness in not designing their Cloud for bulk uploads of data & files. Your approach is very creative, my Friend.

    Your workaround allows us to access SkyDrive from all our computers to upload whole directories to first set up our personal cloud as a backup instead of having to do so one file at a time.

    You’re a blessings!

    Regards,
    Gary in Toronto

  2. Congratulations – I’m amazed that this works! I read in a Microsoft forum some months ago that this is impossible!!

  3. Greg says:

    It’s really good if you have a PC. Most regular users nowadays are using Macs.

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  5. Moby says:

    Tried this but I get an error message saying ” Network path xxxxxxxxxx could not be found.

  6. Cloud Levi says:

    Actually, this is the noob version. If you want access to ALL your SkyDrive folders, ignore 90% of this screen: https://algconsultings.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/image2.png

    Insteadl, focus on the blue text below all the options saying “Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures.”

    Click that.

    Once you enter -that- wizard, type in everything except the folder: \\docs.live.net@SSL\

    Nothing more, nothing less. No 2^documents, no .documents, nothing. Oh, and then you don’t have to concern yourself with the irritatingly glitchy (or so I hear) capacity bar that pops up as if it’s a hard drive.

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