1. mapexvenus's Avatar
    The SkyDrive icon does not show up in Windows Explorer (in desktop view) so the only way I can access my SkyDrive content is via the tile app. How can I add this to my explore favorites?
    10-27-2012 01:33 PM
  2. VagrantWade's Avatar
    The SkyDrive icon does not show up in Windows Explorer (in desktop view) so the only way I can access my SkyDrive content is via the tile app. How can I add this to my explore favorites?
    There is no Skydrive desktop app in RT.
    10-27-2012 01:36 PM
  3. bauerbach's Avatar
    I don't have an RT, but... that is not acceptable...

    hope they add that quickly. what good is office if you cant save to your skydrive... other than to save it somewhere, and then go manually upload it to skydrive In your app...
    10-27-2012 02:39 PM
  4. ndschris's Avatar
    I don't have an RT, but... that is not acceptable...

    hope they add that quickly. what good is office if you cant save to your skydrive... other than to save it somewhere, and then go manually upload it to skydrive In your app...
    Office apps have Skydrive access built-in, so you can load and save directly to Skydrive from Word/Excel/etc. But I agree, it'd be nice to have the Skydrive desktop app too.
    10-27-2012 02:43 PM
  5. mase123987's Avatar
    I don't have an RT, but... that is not acceptable...

    hope they add that quickly. what good is office if you cant save to your skydrive... other than to save it somewhere, and then go manually upload it to skydrive In your app...
    If you are using full windows 8, you can download the same application for Skydrive that you would have used for windows 7. It is kind of crazy that Skydrive isn't built into explorer in desktop mode but this fixes that.
    10-27-2012 02:47 PM
  6. forzahog's Avatar
    The SkyDrive icon does not show up in Windows Explorer (in desktop view) so the only way I can access my SkyDrive content is via the tile app. How can I add this to my explore favorites?
    On my Samsung slate with W8, I mapped a drive to the skydrive location. I don't have an RT, but you could try and see if it works for you.

    1. Go to skydrive.com and mouse over the "Files" link and obtain your CID value.

    The link should look like this https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=1234567890

    2. Add your CID to the end of this string "https://d.docs.live.net/"

    Your new string should look like this https://d.docs.live.net/1234567890/

    3. Open windows explorer and map a drive to this new string.
    4. It will then ask you for your Microsoft account and password.
    5. You should have a mapped drive in explorer to skydrive now.
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    10-27-2012 04:11 PM
  7. forzahog's Avatar
    On my Samsung slate, I mapped a drive to Skydrive. I have 125gb on Skydrive and don't have enough room on my slate to use the desktop app. I don't have an RT so I can't test it there, but maybe it would work for you.

    Go to skydrive.com and get your CID value by hovering over the "Files" link. It should look like this...
    https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=1234567890

    Map a drive in windows explorer to https://d.docs.live.net/1234567890/ with your CID value.

    It should ask you to log in with your Microsoft account and password.
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    10-27-2012 04:18 PM
  8. Buttowski's Avatar
    That worked! Interestingly it's showing 11.5GB of 25GB used in Windows Explorer while the Skydrive app shows less than a GB in use.

    Did this on a 32GB Surface RT by the way.
    10-27-2012 07:47 PM
  9. CJ Thunder's Avatar
    Damn!

    I want/need all my files on my SkyDrive also on my tablet (or saved to my SD Card), and synced properly. I have to buy a Pro just to do this?
    10-27-2012 10:16 PM
  10. mapexvenus's Avatar
    On my Samsung slate, I mapped a drive to Skydrive. I have 125gb on Skydrive and don't have enough room on my slate to use the desktop app. I don't have an RT so I can't test it there, but maybe it would work for you.

    Go to skydrive.com and get your CID value by hovering over the "Files" link. It should look like this...
    https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=1234567890

    Map a drive in windows explorer to https://d.docs.live.net/1234567890/ with your CID value.

    It should ask you to log in with your Microsoft account and password.
    This is excellent! Thank you for sharing :)
    10-27-2012 10:45 PM
  11. forzahog's Avatar
    :blush: Sorry for the double post. I didn't think the first post went through.
    10-28-2012 12:56 PM
  12. johnbash612's Avatar
    sorry, probably a n00b question but how does one map a drive in the desktop?
    10-28-2012 01:42 PM
  13. Kebero's Avatar
    If you have Windows 8, just install the desktop SkyDrive application. No mapping needed.
    10-28-2012 02:33 PM
  14. Skaughtto's Avatar
    Great way to get access to Skydrive on RT via the classic desktop. This should be in a tips & tricks sticky. Thanks!
    10-29-2012 12:06 PM
  15. kane4fire's Avatar
    This is excellent! Thank you for sharing :)
    Heh, I actually started writing an article about doing this since I had to for my Surface RT but didn't get to finish it until a bit ago. Beat me to it:

    How to map skydrive account to your file browser
    Last edited by kane4fire; 11-10-2012 at 04:51 AM.
    10-29-2012 05:20 PM
  16. forzahog's Avatar
    Damn!

    I want/need all my files on my SkyDrive also on my tablet (or saved to my SD Card), and synced properly. I have to buy a Pro just to do this?
    I'm thinking about writing a metro app to selectively sync skydrive folders locally. Basically duplicate the desktop skydrive app functionality, but allow you to choose which folders to sync.
    10-29-2012 09:05 PM
  17. CJ Thunder's Avatar
    I'm thinking about writing a metro app to selectively sync skydrive folders locally. Basically duplicate the desktop skydrive app functionality, but allow you to choose which folders to sync.
    Very nice though, I wonder how long before people make an RT store on the web to just run on the desktop...
    10-29-2012 09:35 PM
  18. SouthDallas40's Avatar
    On my Samsung slate with W8, I mapped a drive to the skydrive location. I don't have an RT, but you could try and see if it works for you.

    1. Go to skydrive.com and mouse over the "Files" link and obtain your CID value.

    The link should look like this https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=1234567890

    2. Add your CID to the end of this string "https://d.docs.live.net/"

    Your new string should look like this https://d.docs.live.net/1234567890/

    3. Open windows explorer and map a drive to this new string.
    4. It will then ask you for your Microsoft account and password.
    5. You should have a mapped drive in explorer to skydrive now.
    This worked perfectly on my Surface 32MB tablet. Thanks a lot!
    11-02-2012 04:28 PM
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