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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Get Your Cloud On: Part 2, Microsoft Sky Drive

When I first heard about this service, I was blown away. 25GB of online storage for FREE. Wait, what? Seriously? Yes, seriously. How do I do it? Well, I'll tell you.

1. Head over to https://skydrive.live.com
2. Create a Live account if you don't already have one
3. Login to your live account

Creating a Folder

Click 'Files'

Click 'New folder'

Type a name for your new folder and press enter

Adding Files

Select the folder you would like to add files to

Click 'Add files' or just drag and drop files and skip the next step

Find and select the files you want to add and click 'Open'
Hold 'ctrl' (Windows) or 'cmd' (Mac) while clicking to select multiple files at once

Your files should now appear in your folder!

Sharing Folder(s)

Click 'Share folder'

 Enter the email address of the person you want to share the files with
If you don't want them to make changes to the folder, deselect 'Recipients can edit'

If you receive the following message, click the link

Fill out the 'captcha' and click 'Continue'

Go back to the SkyDrive page and click 'Share'

There is one thing that really bothers me about SkyDrive. It doesn't support the uploading of folders. It only supports adding individual files. However, there is a workaround that will allow you to upload a folder and all of it's contents. I will show you how it's done in a later post.

If you have any questions, feel free to post below. I'll be more than happy to help you!

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