1. ninjaap's Avatar
    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
    Dewg and KoukiFC3S like this.
    02-10-2013 03:09 AM
  2. TheJoester09's Avatar
    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?
    02-11-2013 10:20 PM
  3. ninjaap's Avatar
    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.
    02-12-2013 02:21 PM
  4. TheJoester09's Avatar
    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.
    02-13-2013 06:00 PM
  5. ninjaap's Avatar
    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.
    02-13-2013 06:26 PM
  6. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    Worked great thanks.

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    03-02-2013 06:15 PM
  7. nasellok's Avatar
    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:
    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.
    ninjaap likes this.
    03-05-2013 11:16 AM

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