I’ve just downloaded and installed the Skydrive app for my laptop. I had these photos on my Skydrive before but I have added some more. In my pictures library, I have a folder called ‘blog photos’. The ‘app’ gave me a new folder called Skydrive and so I copied ‘blog photos’ to there and the folder was automatically uploaded to my Skydrive. That is cool, but a sub-folder of the ‘blog photos’ on the Skydrive is empty. Not so good!
I should be able to link the Skydrive to Windows Live writer. That would be really cool. I clicked picture and sure enough, I should be able to. I have linked in the folder that has the pictures above in it, but I can’t access ‘blog photos’ from Live writer! Confused? So am I! Live writer has also become unresponsive at times and appears dislike the new Skydrive!
It doesn’t work at all well with Live writer, but you can drag and drop files into the Skydrive folder to be uploaded easily to the Skydrive and so it is 7 Gb of free storage online.
I have downloaded a picture and that was easy enough and fairly quick. You can view the photos online and then just click download. To download the Windows Live Skydrive just click the link to go to the webpage. Overall, you get 7 Gb of free backup storage online and it’s easy to drag and drop files to it. Like a lot of stuff from Microsoft it isn’t quite perfect and doesn’t work right with Live writer. I’m not really sure if the slideshow above will work. Fingers crossed!
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