Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Mapping to Microsoft SkyDrive in Windows 7

I recently started using Microsoft SkyDrive and thought it would be nice to be able to map the folders directly on my PC. I tried to map a network location by copy and paste of the URL, but that didnt work for me. I found the following link and came up with a working solution.

http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/index.php?/topic/16691-access-skydrive-from-windows-explorer/page__view__findpost__p__265033

  1. First, open SkyDrive and notice in the URL looks like: https://cid-<unique id>.office.live.com/browse.aspx/<folder name>
  2. Using notepad (or some other editor), change the URL to https://docs.live.net/<unique id>/<folder name>
  3. In Windows Explorer, right-click and select Add a network location
  4. When prompted for the location or address, enter the modified URL
  5. If you are logged into live.com, it should connect after a few seconds

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