How to Map SkyDrive as a Network Drive in Windows


In this tutorial you will learn how to map SkyDrive as network drive in Windows

Prerequisites: Skydrive, Skydrive account, web browser, Internet.

Step 1. Click the Start menu and select “Control Panel”.

Step 2. In the category view, select User Accounts.

Click on the User Accounts tab at the top of the list.

click indicated option

Step 3. Select ‘Link online IDs’ from the left side panel.

select indicated option

Step 4. Click the “Add an online provider” option.

click indicated option

Step 5: Windows opens up a new web page where you can download the Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant.

Click Download. Save and execute the file.

download the program

Step 6: Now go back to your User accounts. Click Start, and select Control Panel.

Step 7: In the category view, select User Accounts. Click on the User Accounts tab at the top of the list. You will notice that WindowsLiveID appeared in your list.

save the number

Step 8: Open a new browser window. Go to

Skydrive.live.com

Step 9: Let Windows Live log you into the website. Look at the address of the website, and save the number after “cid=” somewhere handy.

save the number

Step 10: Open up an Explorer window. Right-click on Network, and choose “Map network drive”.

Step 11: Choose an unused drive (we use Z:) and at the Folder textbox, type the following

\\d.docs.live.com\yourCID

and complete it with the cid number that you saved earlier.

type the command

Step 12: Click Finish. Windows Live will ask you for your credentials once more. Offer them.

click finish

Result: You have successfully mapped your Skydrive as a Network Drive.