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Skydrive, how to use MS account, but keep account local

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Skydrive, how to use MS account, but keep account local


    Does anyone know a way to do this?

    I'm trying to use skydrive on two different computers, but when I made them both with the same MS account they synced stuff to each other, which I do not want.

    I made a local account on one computer, but if I want to access Skydrive, it changes that account, back to the main account.

    Is there a way to access the same Skydrive account through the app without making them the same user account?

    Or is there a way to unsync different computers?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Chowchig,

    It sounds like you are switching your local account to a Microsoft account when you open the modern SkyDrive (OneDrive) app on your Start screen.

    If you want to keep using a local account in Windows 8 while using OneDrive, you could go online to OneDrive.Live.com to access you OneDrive instead.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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Skydrive, how to use MS account, but keep account local
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