Windows Live SkyDrive

If you’re someone who would like to be able to store files in the cloud and access them from any computer, perhaps you should try using Windows Live SkyDrive.

Windows Live SkyDrive is a free service from Microsoft that enables you to store up to 25 GB of files, such as documents and photos online. Your files are also password-protected, so you don’t have to worry about anyone else seeing them if you don’t want them to.

When you first log into Windows Live SkyDrive using your Windows Live ID, you should see a My Documents folder. Above the folder, there are buttons that allow you to do a variety of things, such as create a new Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote document using an online version of these programs. There is also the option to create a new folder for your SkyDrive. You can also add files by clicking on the “Add Files” button and then choosing which files that you would like to upload or by using a drag and drop editor.

Windows Live SkyDrive also allows you to create a folder to store your favorite website URLs, which you can also access from any computer. You can also tag people, as well as upload files via e-mail if you’d like.

Even though your files are password protected, you can choose to share a folder between either, some friends, all of your friends, your friends, as well as their friends, and everyone, should you want other people to be able to view the contents of a folder.

There is also the ability so configure Windows Live SkyDrive to automatically sync files to the service from your computer, using Windows Live Essentials.

If you’d like to try using Windows Live SkyDrive, you can do so by going to the and then signing in with your Windows Live ID.


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