Using SkyDrive in Windows 8.1

Responding to the growing need of having extra space and more storage units, Microsoft launched its own cloud hosting service, named SkyDrive. SkyDrive is a free cloud storage facility that allows users to save their personal files online, and link them to their Microsoft’s account to gain access via any PC, tablet, or phone. This will not only allow you to save your computer’s space, but also free you from the hassle of mailing files to yourself or carrying USB sticks to transport data. With SkyDrive, your photos, documents, and files are within your reach, always.

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If you are new to SkyDrive and are looking for some easy guidelines, read the instructions below and get started with this amazing tool.

Adding Files to SkyDrive

  • Open the SkyDrive app from the Start Screen (Windows key)
  • Select the folder in which to add your files
  • Right-click to open the app commands and then click Add files
  • Browse to the file(s) you want to copy to SkyDrive and select the file(s). Then click Copy to SkyDrive

Your file will now be copied to the SkyDrive app and be accessed from any of your devices.

Moving Files to SkyDrive

When you moves files to SkyDrive, you remove them from your PC and place them entirely on the app.

  • Launch the SkyDrive app from the Start Screen, and then click the arrow next to SkyDrive.
  • Choose the option This PC
  • Locate and select the files you want to move and right-click them. Then select Cut
  • Return to the SkyDrive app and click the arrow next to This PC and then choose SkyDrive to browse to a folder on your SkyDrive
  • Right-click to open the app commands and then click the option Paste

Moving Files from File Explorer

Along with moving files from the SkyDrive app, you can also transfer the data directly from the File Explorer.

  • Open your File Explorer by clicking the folder icon displayed in the task bar
  • Locate and reach to the path containing your file
  • Drag the file from the right list and drop it to the SkyDrive folder displayed at the left pane

Automatically Saving Photos to SkyDrive

If your PC comes with a built-in camera, you can enable SkyDrive to automatically save the captured photos to the cloud storage and create a backup. Here are the steps of doing this:

  • Point your mouse to the top corner of the screen and drag it down to view the charms bar
  • Click Settings and then Change PC settings
  • Click SkyDrive and then on Camera roll
  • To upload copies at the highest resolution, choose Upload photos at best quality

Accessing SkyDrive files using

You can access your saved files from anywhere by visiting using a web browser.

  • Enter your favorite browser and type at the URL. Press Enter
  • Enter your Microsoft account Username and Password in the corresponding text fields and log in straight to your SkyDrive files

Accessing SkyDrive files offline

While reaching to the saved data via is one way, you can also get to your files while you’re offline. For this, you will have to make those files available offline.

  • Open SkyDrive from the Start Screen
  • Once in, right-click the file/folder you want to make offline and click Make offline
  • That’s it! You can now reach to your file from anywhere without having the need to connect to internet

SkyDrive paves way to an exciting era where using cloud storage facilities are no longer an abstract, but a reality. Get started with your SkyDrive now and enjoy data hosting services like no other.

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