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Windows 7: Skydrive - how to sync folders

01 Nov 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium

If I move the folder to Skydrive, will the files still be on my computer, or only in the cloud? I copied the Photos folder to Skydrive, but when I add new photos to the original folder, they're not uploaded. There's no right-click sync option, guess I'll have to try SkyShellEx...

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01 Nov 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Assuming you are using the actual program, and not the "app" that's built-in to Windows 8, then they will sync automatically, and will be present on your local computer as well.
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01 Nov 2012   #13
Microsoft MVP


Use the Sync program linked by Gary which works fine in most cases. Make sure you have the latest Skydrive version and watch for update to Skyshell Sync coming soon.

This creates a Symlink in the Skydrive folder which is a virtual folder interfacing between the User folder (which is what I link to Skydrive) and Skydrive servers. Any changes are nearly instantaneous as soon as the PC is online.
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02 Nov 2012   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium

I installed SkyShellEx, then right-clicked the Photos folder and chose Sync To Skydrive. But nothing happens, even when I shut down and restart Skydrive. Must be missing something...

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02 Nov 2012   #15
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Does it list Photos in Skydrive folder with blue activity icon showing?

Wait a bit to see if it starts syncing Photos to Skydrive and to other machines you've similarly sync'd.

It's possible Skyshell (developed by a MS programmer but not supported by Skydrive) has stopped working. In that case you can move the folders you want Sync'd to the Skydrive folder using this method: Sync Any Folder to Your SkyDrive Account | PCWorld
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