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SkyDrive - Upload to from Windows 7 Desktop

How to Upload to Windows Live SkyDrive from Windows 7 Desktop
Published by rsvr85
06 Aug 2009
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How to Upload to Windows Live SkyDrive from Windows 7 Desktop


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If you have a windows live account then you'll love this!
If you don't, get one, the free 25GB is amazing

I'll show you how to set up your PC to upload your files directly to Windows SkyDrive through the 'send to' context menu.
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1. Firstly you'll need the free starter edition of Gladinet cloud Desktop

2. When it's finished downloading, install it. You'll see that it's added a new network location in Computer
NOTE: During installation, please use a drive letter towards the end of the alphabet.

3. Double click the new entry and you can set up SkyDrive

4. As we're using SkyDrive, pick that from the drop down list and name your drive.

5. Create a safe card for login, use your Windows Live credentials

6. Choose whether you want the directory to open when finish and click on finish,

7. Once it's finished you'll see SkyDrive's directory in Windows Explorer is the same in web-based SkyDrive.

  • You can now drag & drop items up to 50MB into the folders and it'll upload instantly to SkyDrive.
  • Next, we're going to add the folders to the 'send to' context menu.
8. Open an explorer windows and in the address bar type;
shell:sendto

  • You'll see all the entries to the send to context menu here.
9. Open another explorer windows and navigate to your SkyDrive folder. For example, i'm going to use my Pictures folder. Right click and drag the folder you want in the send to context menu to create a shortcut.

  • You can rename the new shortcut if you want.
  • Now, when you want to send some files to SkyDrive, right click the item, go to send to and then choose your new entry.

That's all folks





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08 Aug 2009   #1
Da Ripper

Windows 7
 
 

thanks for teh guide matey!


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09 Aug 2009   #2
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

The good news is on the Gladinet could Desktop program itself. I was wondering how to see files and folders of different sizes transferred from the hard drive onto the 7 installation on the Virtual Box where this is no direct access to internal until trying this one out! Good Catch!


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09 Aug 2009   #3
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You're welcome Da Ripper
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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09 Aug 2009   #4
Da Ripper

Windows 7
 
 

forgot to rep you...

+rep
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09 Aug 2009   #5
Da Ripper

Windows 7
 
 

hello, quick question....

once I drop files onto the virtual drive for uploading to skydrive, does it occupy space in my physical drive?
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09 Aug 2009   #6
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No doubt a temporary file will be used whilst uploading. Once uploaded i've not noticed anything on my PC. It goes straight to SkyDrive.
Not sure why the capacity of the Gladinet drive stays consistent with my OS drive though
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09 Aug 2009   #7
Da Ripper

Windows 7
 
 

I think it does occupy space on your physical drive.



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09 Aug 2009   #8
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I up'd 1.23GB (music) last night onto SkyDrive through Gladinet. It didn't leave 1.23GB anywhere on my hard drive that's for sure. Are you sure that doesn't mean program files taking up too much space
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10 Aug 2009   #9
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

What you are seeing is a virtual drive representing the folder on the live.com server itself. The icons seen represent the files being uploaded using only a few killobytes at the most depending on how much is being uploaded onto the server.

This works for a 7 or other installation on the SUN Virtual Box but won't on the XP mode or 7 installed onto a vhd there it seems. For the XP mode that's a simple direct transfers since the RC now has full access to usb flash drives as well as your internal drives while any custom install of Vista or 7 on a vhd is limited to an rw disk in the dvd drive used.
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