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Getting SkyDrive on my File Explorer?

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    Getting SkyDrive on my File Explorer?


    Although I have SkyDrive in my Start menu, how do I get it onto my File Explorer?

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by robinpe View Post
    Although I have SkyDrive in my Start menu, how do I get it onto my File Explorer?
    Click on it to open it.
    It may upgrade itself first before opening.
    It will tell you where it is located in File Explorer.
    A picture of the first opening of it--
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    Last edited by David Bailey; 09 Mar 2013 at 08:50.
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    You need to download Skydrive desktop version and install it. The Modern UI version will not update/create skydrive folder. After installed, you'll have a folder in file explorer & a skydrive icon on the system tray, right click->Settings to setup. Now you can use add/update/synchronize using drag & drop.

    EDIT: if you have a smart phone such as Iphone or Ipad, you can also install Skydrive App from Apple Store

    Here's download link:
    https://apps.live.com/skydrive/app/9...6-90f54bf7a3ea
    Last edited by topgundcp; 09 Mar 2013 at 08:48.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I click on the Metro SkyDrive & it takes me directly to it in File Explorer.
    2 pictures--
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    Hi Medab1
    What you show there is a tile for Skydrive Folder, not Skydrive App and yes it does set up the folder but also install a desktop version of skydrive.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Hi Medab1
    What you show there is a tile for Skydrive Folder, not Skydrive App and yes it does set up the folder but also install a desktop version of skydrive.
    This SkyDrive was already on Windows 8 Pro.

    I didn't download it.
    It was always there in File Explorer right above Computer.--In my user folder.
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    It doesn't help that there can be two tiles on the Metro/Start Menu which are both called "SkyDrive".
    (Well done Microsoft for labelling them with exactly the same name )

    The tile in the picture medab1 shows is the Desktop app (which you need to install as mentioned to get it in File Explorer), the tile with white clouds in front of a Blue background (see below) is the "Metro" version.
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    Skydrive desktop version is also bundled with Microsoft Office 2013 & Windows Live Essentials 2012 so if you install one of those, it will also install Skydrive desktop version.

    @DavidY
    Yes, It should have been labeled "Skydrive" & "Skydrive Folder". However the Icons are different.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 09 Mar 2013 at 09:54.
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    Thank you again guys. I now have it in 'File Explorer'. I downloaded the link that 'topgundcp' provided, no problem thanks my friend!
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