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Windows 7: Help with Sky Drive

17 Mar 2010   #31
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You might use 7zip instead as the compression ratio is a lot better.

7-Zip


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18 Mar 2010   #32
CGA1

Windows 7 64
 
 

I use Sky Drive Simpleviewer to connect to my Skydrive, lets you map it as a network drive, simply brilliant. This has the big advantage that it lets you assign a drive letter to Skydrive which SDexplorer doesn't.
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18 Mar 2010   #33
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello CGA1.



Thanks for the info.
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18 Mar 2010   #34
Guntmeister

Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CGA1 View Post
I use Sky Drive Simpleviewer to connect to my Skydrive, lets you map it as a network drive, simply brilliant. This has the big advantage that it lets you assign a drive letter to Skydrive which SDexplorer doesn't.
Wow. Nice find. Does it work well?

Edit: Just tried it out. Doesn't show all my folders and can't find any options to add a drive to My Computer
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18 Mar 2010   #35
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Guntmeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CGA1 View Post
I use Sky Drive Simpleviewer to connect to my Skydrive, lets you map it as a network drive, simply brilliant. This has the big advantage that it lets you assign a drive letter to Skydrive which SDexplorer doesn't.
Wow. Nice find. Does it work well?

Edit: Just tried it out. Doesn't show all my folders and can't find any options to add a drive to My Computer


Thanks Guntmeister.
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18 Mar 2010   #36
twdawson

Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1
 
 

I have been using SDExplorer for a couple of months now and find it very useful, i have all my music, photo's and other important stuff backed up to skydrive for when that horrible day comes. Its a brilliant program and long for the day that MS gives us something like this built into the OS, but this will do until then.
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19 Mar 2010   #37
CGA1

Windows 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Guntmeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CGA1 View Post
I use Sky Drive Simpleviewer to connect to my Skydrive, lets you map it as a network drive, simply brilliant. This has the big advantage that it lets you assign a drive letter to Skydrive which SDexplorer doesn't.
Wow. Nice find. Does it work well?

Edit: Just tried it out. Doesn't show all my folders and can't find any options to add a drive to My Computer
When you run the program you should get a list of your Skydrive folders, each folder has a different webdav address. To map a folder to a driveletter, right click Computer and choose "map network drive". Now copy the webdav address in SDS and paste it in the "folder" field and choose a drive letter for it. You have to do this for each of your Skydrive folders so each folder gets a different drive letter. Works like a charm for me but I would imagine that if you have a lot of folders in Skydrive it's not an ideal solution.
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19 Mar 2010   #38
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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You have to do this for each of your Skydrive folders so each folder gets a different drive letter.
Are those actually virtual drive letters that get picked from the available drive letters in your system? Reason I ask is that I have already 8 drive letters used in my system and on Skydrive I have about 40 files. One would run out of letters in such a scenario.
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19 Mar 2010   #39
CGA1

Windows 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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You have to do this for each of your Skydrive folders so each folder gets a different drive letter.
Are those actually virtual drive letters that get picked from the available drive letters in your system? Reason I ask is that I have already 8 drive letters used in my system and on Skydrive I have about 40 files. One would run out of letters in such a scenario.
Yes it is. It's not one drive letter for each file though, it's one for each Skydrive folder. Basically it works just like when you connect to a network share on a lan or a Windows domain.
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19 Mar 2010   #40
Guntmeister

Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)
 
 

Thanks CGA1. Useful info. I think I will stick with SDExplorer though.
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