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Skydrive deskop app shortcut

  1. #1


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8 PRO 64 bit

    [Solved] Skydrive deskop app shortcut


    I don't know how to create a Skydrive desktop shortcut that lets me launch the desktop app and sync my Skydrive Folder.

    I'm pretty sure it is installed, since I can remove it from the Control Panel, but searching for "Skydrive" leads to nothing plus I can't find anything that is related to Skydrive in C/Program files(both x86 and x64)/.
    When I download the setup from the internet the only thing I get is a quick loading and then the sync folder pops out, I guess that's because the software is already installed.
    The only way to sync the files is to run the setup again and again and again

    I'm not trying to run the metro app nor creating a bookmark thats open a browser, I just want to star Skydrive sync from the desktop.
    Last edited by Melampo; 29 May 2013 at 07:36.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Tom,

    When the SkyDrive desktop app is linked (signed in), it will keep your folder synced automatically.

    This is what I use to link/sign in to SkyDrive from the SkyDrive desktop app when it's closed or unlinked.

    C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\SkyDrive.exe

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...e-windows.html


    By default, the SkyDrive desktop app runs at startup to always stay synced. You can double check using the tutorial below to make sure it still is.
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8 PRO 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Tom,

    When the SkyDrive desktop app is linked (signed in), it will keep your folder synced automatically.

    This is what I use to link/sign in to SkyDrive from the SkyDrive desktop app when it's closed or unlinked.

    C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\SkyDrive\SkyDrive.exe

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...e-windows.html


    By default, the SkyDrive desktop app runs at startup to always stay synced. You can double check using the tutorial below to make sure it still is.
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    You just saved me. Thanks a lot
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. I'm glad it could help.
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