This post will guide you making a mapping to SkyDrive in your Windows Explorer. For example you can have a drive letter S:\, which will show you your SkyDrive documents when you open the drive.
The first thing we have to do, is track down the path to our SkyDrive location. You need Office 2010 for this procedure. If you do not have Office 2010, you can use SkyDrive Simple Viewer . However, because I don’t trust third-party tools, here are the steps to find the path with Word 2010:
- Open Word 2010
- Click File, click Save & Send, click Save to Web
- Click Sign In to log on to your SkyDrive account.
- After you have clicked Sign In, you can enter your credentials; your e-mail address and your password, a new window pops up. Here you can see your documents.
- Click in the Address Bar. You now see the complete path to your Skydrive.
- Copy the path and change it in the same way as the example below:
- Open Windows Explorer. Right-click My Computer and choose Map Network Drive
- Choose a drive letter, paste the folder path that you created in step 6, and select “Reconnect at logon”.
Done! Some people report that they can only copy Office documents to their SkyDrive Network Drive. You therefor may face errors when you want to copy a ZIP-file for example. The error that occurs is as follows:
“The file xyz.zip is too large for the destination file system”
This is normal behavior (for now). If you want to copy a zipfile to your SkyDrive space, you should do this through the SkyDrive website, or the automatic sync that’s integrated in Live Mesh 2011