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Using Windows Explorer to Manage Your SkyDrive Files

Microsoft Windows Live SkyDrive offers 25GB of free Internet based storage. However, uploading files via a web browser can be cumbersome. Without any extra software, there’s a way to connect SkyDrive via Windows Explorer.

Follow the steps below to map a network drive (Ex: Z:\ drive) to a SkyDrive folder.

Go to http://skydrive.live.com/ in your web browser.
Sign in to the Live.com site with your Windows Live ID.
Copy the UID (highlighted in red) from the displayed URL, (Ex: https://cid-1234567890abcdef.skydrive.live.com/)
Open Windows Explorer, in the left sidebar, right-click on Network, and select Map network drive.
Enter the following UNC: \\cdckda.docs.live.net@SSL\1234567890abcdef\Document

Notes:
Replace highlight the UID in the UNC with the UID from step 3.
Replace “Documents” with the folder name with as appropriate.
Choose a drive letter, check Connect using different credentials, and press the Finish button
You will be prompted for your Windows Live ID.

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