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Windows Live SkyDrive - Map Drive

How to Map Windows Live SkyDrive in Windows Explorer
Published by Shadowjk
28 May 2011
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How to Map Windows Live SkyDrive in Windows Explorer

information   Information
This tutorial is a quick tutorial on showing you how to map you Windows Live SkyDrive in Windows Explorer.

For this to work you will need a Windows Live ID - See:

https://signup.live.com/signup.aspx?...x0_36222&lic=1

Tip   Tip
You may also want to add Windows Live SkyDrive to the Context menu - SkyDrive - Upload to from Windows 7 Desktop
warning   Warning
SkyDrive will soon be called OneDrive instead.

OneDrive for Everything in Your Life | OneDrive Blog







Method 1
Add as a network drive


Here's How:

1. Download this small .exe file from the link below to find your Windows Live SkyDrive server.
SkyDrive Simple Viewer for WebDAV - Download: WPF Application
a). Once done Extract to a temp location and then Run the Executable
Windows Live SkyDrive - Map Drive-extract.jpg

Windows Live SkyDrive - Map Drive-run.jpg
b). Then enter your Windows Live ID Credentials and select a Folder that you would like to Map
Windows Live SkyDrive - Map Drive-server.jpg
2. Click Start > My Computer
a). Then click "Map network drive"
Windows Live SkyDrive - Map Drive-computer.jpg
b). Now copy and paste the Link from the Executable to the Folder area of the Dialog box
Windows Live SkyDrive - Map Drive-map.jpg
c). Now you will need to change the directory. Change the "/" to "\" And Delete the "Https://" And replace with "\\"
NOTE: Do not include the Speech marks.
For example:
Before
https://ifgimn.docs.live.net/bbc0417453e8955d/Documents

After
\\ifgimn.docs.live.net\bbc0417453e8955d\Documents
d). Set the Drive Letter you want and then click Finish
3. It will now connect
NOTE: This could take up to 5 Minutes depending on your Network Connection.
Windows Live SkyDrive - Map Drive-connect.jpg

a). Now just enter your Windows Live ID Credentials
Windows Live SkyDrive - Map Drive-credentials.jpg
b). And your done
NOTE: You could change the Name of the Mapped Drive by Pressing F2 while the drive is Highlighted.
Windows Live SkyDrive - Map Drive-mapped-drive.jpg
warning   Warning
Any changes or uploads made to this Drive will be made to your skydrive Storage





Method 2
Add as a network location


information   Information
If you are recieving problems with connection after Reboot then try this method as it will set Skydrive as a folder and not a drive


Here's How:

1.Follow steps 1 and 2a
a).Click Map a network Drive

Windows Live SkyDrive - Map Drive-computer.jpg
b).Now click on "Connect to a website that you can use to store your documents and pictures

Windows Live SkyDrive - Map Drive-connect-webservice.png
c).This will open a wizard - Click Next

Windows Live SkyDrive - Map Drive-next-wizard.png
d).Then select "Custom Location"
e).Now copy and Paste the Link in the Executable to the Folder path box also you will need to make some changes

Change the "/" to "\" And Delete the "Https://" And replace with "\\"
NOTE: Do not include the Speech marks.
For example:
Before
https://ifgimn.docs.live.net/bbc0417453e8955d/Documents

After
\\ifgimn.docs.live.net\bbc0417453e8955d\Documents

Windows Live SkyDrive - Map Drive-connect-2.png

3.Now click Next and if it asks enter your Windows Live Credentials in
a).It will now ask you to enter a name for the location - you could use something like Skydrive

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b).You are now done! Instead of Skydrive being a Drive it is now a folder

Windows Live SkyDrive - Map Drive-folder.png
Josh







28 May 2011   #1
TheReaper

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nice tutorial, Josh. Must give it a try.

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28 May 2011   #2
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

No Problem - Hope it works out okay for you - please post if you have any questions
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28 May 2011   #3
TheReaper

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Will do, thanks again.
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28 May 2011   #4
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Shadowjk.. this is a very nice tutorial .. I may try this on my Windows 7 laptop..
I don't really care for SkyDrive since attaching anything in my old Windows XP is ruined with SkyDrive.. unless I have this confused with the one used by Windows Live Hotmail.
Thanks so much.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 May 2011   #5
beastmaster

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Worked for me. Have a question though. I do not want to use the space on my C: Drive to put files for my SkyDrive account. I want to use my data partition D: for that. How do I change the path so that all files can be stored on D: and not C: where my OS is installed?


Edit:
Noticed a red X beside the mapped SkyDrive drive in Explorer when I rebooted PC. How do I get rid of this permanently so it is connected all the time when I boot up?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2011   #6
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Depending on whether you set it up to remember your Network Credentials and the response of the server it may take time to connect - If you didn't tick the box to Remember credentials then you will have to enter them again

Josh
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2011   #7
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

I have added Method 2 to show how to Add Skydrive as a Folder rather than a Drive - This should fix the Problem you are having with Connecting


In safe mode Right click the Mapped Drive and click Disconnect to remove the Drive

Josh
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2011   #8
beastmaster

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

OK, I did have the Remember Credentials box ticked but it kept asking for details each time. I disconnected the drive in Safe Mode as you mentioned and used Option 2 to create a folder. This time it worked. It shows up in Explorer as a folder and does not have any red X beside it. When I left click the mouse on it, the Remember Credentials message appears after a few seconds. I enter my details and it connects.

Thanks for the help. I will post back if any more issues....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2011   #9
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

No Problem
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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