Mounting your SkyDrive in Windows Explorer

In this post, I will go over how to set up your Microsoft Live SkyDrive as a mount in Windows, so that you can use it normally as you would use any networked drive.

The first step is to associate your LiveID with your user account.

  1. Launch the User Accounts control panel
  2. In the sidebar, select Link online IDs
  3. If there is an Online ID Provider of type WindowsLiveID, skip to step 7
  4. Select Add an online ID provider
  5. In the webpage that loads, select download, and then install the downloaded provider.
  6. Close and re-open the user accounts control panel
  7. Next to WindowsLiveID, select update credential… and enter your live id
  8. Launch Microsoft Word 2010, or any office 2010 application
  9. Select File > Save & Send > Save to Web > Sign In
  10. Once connected, select Save As
  11. In the save dialog that pops up… copy the address https://qwrapq….
  12. Cancel and open Windows Explorer
  13. Select Map network drive
  14. Give your drive a letter,. and paste the address that you copied earlier
And that’s all there is to it :) Now your SkyDrive is accessible from any program on your machine as easily as you would use a USB drive.
Has this helped you in any way? Let me know in the comments below :)

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