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    Just found this helpful step by step floating around. This is similar to installing Skydrive into Windows Explorer in Windows 7/8.


    How to map SkyDrive folder in Windows 8/RT [Step-by-Step] | Pureinfotech
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    Does anyone have any idea why this method just gives me a blank folder? It automatically names itself Skydrive, but when I open it, there's nothing. Has anyone run into this before?
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    Perhaps try to retype entry in folder field. Also, this method doesn't keep a local copy, so you will need an internet connection to access it.
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    Yeah, I've actually tried multiple times to make sure everything was typed in properly, and it definitely shows up blank even with an internet connection. The weird thing is that I used this method when I first got my Surface and it was great, but I recently changed my Microsoft Account ID, and for whatever reason it just doesn't work with the new ID. I found a few other people with this issue on various Microsoft forums, and the response is "We can't troubleshoot it because this isn't an approved method of syncing to Skydrive." Lame.

    Anyway, I appreciate you trying to help. Hopefully I can find a solution somehow.
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    I have a feeling its because you changed your ID. Sometimes when you make changes to a MS account it can take up to a month for everything to work together. I noticed this when I tried to remove one of my laptop as an authorized device for my wife's Live account and shows that it will take about 30days to remove.
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    Worked great thanks.

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    You can do this with Box.com accounts too:
    File explorer -> right click "Computer" ->Map Network Drive ->

    You can have it listed as a network drive, or a folder:

    If you want it to show up with a drive letter, enter the following in the Map Network Drive window:
    http://www.box.net/dav/
    and enter your username / password as prompted.

    If you want it to just show up as a network folder, select the "Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures" on the bottom of the screen
    Hit Next -> Next -> then specify the Internet or network address as:
    http://www.box.net/dav/ ->Next
    and enter your username / password as prompted.

    It will take 30 seconds or so for the drive to show up.

    I use network drives as a way to connect (2) different accounts to my Surface (I have both a Google, and an Outlook(MS) Box.com account). I use one account with the App, and the other with the network drive - you can switch them up all you want. This allows you to browse cloud files in the desktop file explorer, which is useful.
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