Map Windows Live SkyDrive to a drive letter using Microsoft Office 2010 in Windows 7
Microsoft Office 2010 has easily been integrated with Windows Live SkyDrive. This gives you the flexibility to use the benefits of cloud storage and that too from the very comforts of your Windows Explorer. Now you will no longer have to bother about mapping and accessing documents, images, and other files that you may have saved there. If you are yet to get started on this, here is a simple way that you can use in order to be able to map Windows Live SkyDrive to a drive letter using Microsoft Office 2010. This article will be especially handy if you are using a Windows 7-based PC.
The easy step solution to the above issue is as:
- Open the Microsoft Office 2010 application
The application referred to here is Microsoft Word.
- In it, click the ‘File’ tab and then select ‘Save & Send’.
- Click on ‘Save to Web’ and then click on ‘Sign In’.
- Type your Windows Live e-mail address and password and then click ‘OK’.
- Click on ‘Documents’ and then click on ‘Save As’.
- It may take a moment for the Save window to pop up.
- Once it does, copy the URL location in the address bar.
- Click on the Start Menu, right-click ‘My Computer’ and select ‘Map network drive…’
- Paste the URL you copied into the Folder text box, also check the ‘Connect using different credentials’ box.
- Click ‘Finish’ to continue.
- You’ll be prompted again to enter your Windows Live credentials, type them in and then click ‘OK’.
- Now you have your online Skydrive account mapped as a network drive on your PC. From here you can directly drag and drop files into Skydrive just like it were a regular folder on your computer.
If you have followed the steps, immediately check out how easy it must have now become for you. Did you try it?
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