Sync Your Files, Photos, Documents Across Computers via SkyDrive in Windows 8 / 7
If you want to sync your files across multiple devices, including Windows 8, 7, Vista, Mac and Android devices, you may want to install Microsoft SkyDrive application. This brief tutorial is going to show you how to install it in Windows 8, 7 or Vista.
For those who don’t know about SkyDrive, it is an online storage service provided by Microsoft which gives you 7GB of free storage to securely store your data which may include, files, photos, videos and other important documents. Instead of just a storage location, you can also use SkyDrive application to share and access your content from anywhere on almost any device, including PC, Mac and Android mobile phones. Your data isn’t limited to any single device.
Just install SkyDrive application on the device and sign in, and all your files and documents will be available to you.
To get started, go to the website and download SkyDrive on Windows 8 or 7 and Mac machines. If you’re on an Android mobile device, go to Android Play store and search for then install SkyDrive. In Windows, continue below to install it.
Next, enter your Microsoft Online account email address and password. If you don’t have an account, click ‘Sign up’ to register for one.
After signing in, click ‘Next’ to continue with the installation wizard. If you wish to change where SkyDrive is stored on your local machine, click the ‘Change’ button. In most cases, you may want to leave it as is.
Next, you can choose to sync all files currently stored on your SkyDrive storage online or choose to select the files to download on the local computer. Click ‘Next’ to continue.
Finally, click ‘ Done’ to complete the setup.
File Explorer should automatically open in Windows 8. On the left you’ll see SkyDrive storage location. Use it to store and share content with friends and family.