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Windows 7: How to disable Skydrive and photo album in WLM 2011

05 Aug 2012   #41

w7 H Premium 64

Yes Skdrive Sucks. people cant get the photos. no way of making the attachment option as default.

wished I still had XP and Outlook express!

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25 Aug 2012   #42

windows 7 home 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by susaw View Post
The problem isn't being able to insert or attach photos, I know how to do that. The problem is that I take my pictures in large format so I can print them out later and have good resolution. But, I send some of them to family by email and want them to be reasonable size or lower resolution. I do this by using the software which came with my camera and is very easy to use. I used to be able to click once, have them resize, click on an email link in the software program and have them attached or inserted (whichever I wanted) into Windows Live Mail at the lower resolution, and then send them without having to save them at the lower resolution thereby creating two versions of my pictures.

Now with SkyDrive it appears that I will have to resize, save a lower resolution version of the picture along with the high resolution I already have and then go into Live Mail and attach or insert them.

It is just a nuisance that I don't want which takes more steps, more memory and I find it very annoying. What I'd like to do is be able to just send the pictures the way I've always sent them.

This method of bypassing Skydrive works, it is the one I use all the time.

SkyDrive bypass for pictures in email
Go to picture source (My Pictures) select pictures (Ctrl-Click for multiples)
Click on email (on top of screen) select size (if other than full size desired)
Click attach, it should then open in Windows Live Email.
It will be in the Sky Drive format
Click on one of the pictures
Click the format button on top
Click the paperclip
That cuts out SkyDrive and makes the photos regular attachments.
Add email address, type message and send

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27 Aug 2012   #43

windows 7 pro 64bit

but it requires you to log in. i don't want to log in! so i select a dummy .txt file with the .jpgs i select, send, that works fine, then delete it from the email b4 sending.
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06 Oct 2012   #44

win7 home premium (64-bit)

SkyDrive suddenly appeared on my machine! It's not visible anywhere ( in Programs,mail accounts,networks etc. , so how do I get access to it?

E-mailing pics using my cannon and nikon apps don't work right! I want to remove SkyDrive or at least remove this computer from SkyDirve... can't do that either!

I take it from this thread, it cannot be removed, so how do I find it so I can at least use it?
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08 Oct 2012   #45

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pdb430 View Post
SkyDrive suddenly appeared on my machine! It's not visible anywhere...
If it's not visible anywhere, why do you say it "appeared"?
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08 Oct 2012   #46

win7 home premium (64-bit)

When I send pics via e-mail the SkyDrive name appears on the page with the image. I cannot resize the pic, nor can the recipient.
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10 Oct 2012   #47

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pdb430 View Post
When I send pics via e-mail the SkyDrive name appears on the page with the image. I cannot resize the pic, nor can the recipient.
In WLM (I think even the latest 2012 version, to which I have not yet updated) Skydrive is an optional way to send photos, called "Photo Email". If you use that feature the email program only sends a link to Skydrive which has a fairly high resolution version, viewable and downloadable to recipients of the email who have the link. If you prefer to have the photo "attached" do not use "Photo Email"; instead look for the "attach" or "insert" options.
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28 Oct 2012   #48

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
How I solved the Skydrive Bypass and Resizing issue.

- open e-mail
- click on start
- click on pictures
- click on and open desired file group
- click on first photo to hilite it
- go to preview and click on arrow
- click on windows live photo gallery to open
- click on edit, organize and share
- click yes on popup box
- click on select all (or select pictures you want to send)
- click on photo emailer (top right side)
- click on send photos as attachments
- choose desired resizing option and click on attach
- a new send e-mail window will open with the photos inserted as attachments
- add recipients, subject, text and send.
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30 Oct 2012   #49

win7 home premium (64-bit)

Problem solved Thanks for your help.
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29 Apr 2013   #50

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I came looking for information on WLM/SkyDrive because this very day was my first experience of it.

One of the lucky ones, I inherited Win7 late in its techno and my literal life. I mourn the loss of XP and would make happy use of a lead pipe on those Sillycone Valley technocrats whose mission in life is to show how smart they are by making life increasingly difficult for the vast majority of users on the www who have to put up with increasingly difficult formats, and as others have said here; so that they have ever increasing control, slowly eliminating personal choice.
I do not want to be banned on a first post so the lead pipe will do, and any other sentiments are between me and the cat.
However, if technological systems were to be given an enema; the rubber tube would be inserted into Windows Live Mail.

I see it as worthwhile to post on this old thread, because it deals precisely with what most of you have known about for four? years.
As a Senior I've tackled most of the vagaries of Win7, but from the get go saw WLM as the spawn of Satan. Today I tried to send my first picture.....

You know the rest. I refused to join the SkyDrive skidmark; and naively thought I could just send. I sent a nicely framed 'X'.
Searching lead to this thread. Without the ingenuity of those who work on solutions, we would all be right Royally skewed.
Skewed. I said skewed. Nowt rude there...

I have used the 'attach file' method, but will explore the other options on offer. At my age I do not have the time to waste in deciphering this latest (for me) deceitful pile of hit (with a silent s).

Thank-you for these solutions. sevenforums has been a valuable tool in the two months that I have had Win7.
I had to vent. This has delayed sending an important image by over two hours.
(Oh joy! I write but the cursor has just decided it will be invisible).
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