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    My computer is on it's last legs so I want to backup all my music. It's only like 6GB but the lack of Folder uploads is making it really tedious.
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    Well if it's just a backup for archiving purposes you could always try compressing the file with something like 7Zip or WinRAR and tell it to split the archives so that they're 100MB each. (Individual file size limit is 100MB on SkyDrive right? I haven't used SkyDrive yet.)

    Or, you can try something like this:

    How to Use SkyDrive’s 25 GB as a Mapped Drive for Easy Access - How-To Geek

    You can create a folder in SkyDrive, then map it as a network drive on your computer, then just copy and paste.

    Though I will say, 6GB is going to take quite a while to upload unless you have a speedy internet connection.
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    Ok I linked my profiles and I got lost from there. How do I upload my music in folders now? :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterfang View Post
    Ok I linked my profiles and I got lost from there. How do I upload my music in folders now? :)
    So you stopped after linking profiles? Okay, do you have Microsoft Office?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinestars1Z View Post
    So you stopped after linking profiles? Okay, do you have Microsoft Office?
    Yes.
    No I don't have Office, well I have office but my trial is expired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterfang View Post
    Yes.
    No I don't have Office, well I have office but my trial is expired.
    Hmm, well that won't work then if you can't use Office.

    Try these directions then:

    How to Upload Folders to Windows Live SkyDrive Tips Blogger

    Wait does this work at all?

    http://www.ehow.com/how_7183876_uplo...-skydrive.html
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    I appreciate your efforts but I give up. This is too hard for me and I feel like I will mess my computer up.
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    Sorry, hopefully Microsoft will add support for that in the future.
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    It's not so bad. I just created a folder in Skydrive for each album and "mass" uploaded the songs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjaap View Post
    It's not so bad. I just created a folder in Skydrive for each album and "mass" uploaded the songs.
    How do you mass upload?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinestars1Z View Post
    How do you mass upload?
    When you click "Add Files" in Skydrive, you will be given to the option to "drop files here or select from your computer". You can choose either one. Open the folder with the songs, and hold down "shift" and up/down arrow to select multiple files.
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    Alternative you can just create a folder on Skydrive and open your music folder, select all and just drag it to skydrive. They will all upload but I have a ton of folders, it will take forever.
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    I use SDExplorer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinestars1z View Post
    Well if it's just a backup for archiving purposes you could always try compressing the file with something like 7Zip or WinRAR and tell it to split the archives so that they're 100MB each. (Individual file size limit is 100MB on SkyDrive right? I haven't used SkyDrive yet.)

    Or, you can try something like this:

    How to Use SkyDrive’s 25 GB as a Mapped Drive for Easy Access - How-To Geek

    You can create a folder in SkyDrive, then map it as a network drive on your computer, then just copy and paste.

    Though I will say, 6GB is going to take quite a while to upload unless you have a speedy internet connection.
    Isn't that what the Skydrive desktop app does, just automatically? Or does this route not take up local space on your PC? I know the skydrive desktop app will sync files locally.

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