Windows Live Skydrive is a free online file storage service from Microsoft. It's similar to services like DropBox or Drop.io. While the 25 gigabyte limit is very generous when compared to other services, the interface can be difficult to work with. For those who want to upload more than one file at a time, the Windows Live Skydrive Web interface allows you to upload as many as five files at once. Upload speeds will be dependent upon your data connection.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Turn on your computer and log in. Start your Internet browser and navigate to the Windows Live Skydrive home page (see "Resources").
Click the "Sign in" link at the top of the page. Enter your e-mail address and password and click "Sign in."
Click "Add files" in the "Personal," "Public" or "Shared Folders" window. (Personal folders are for your eyes only, public folders can be viewed by anyone and shared folders can be shown to other Skydrive users that you select.)
Click the folder you want to add files to or click "New Folder" and name a new one to create it.
Click the first "Browse" button, and navigate to the file you want to upload. Select it and click "Open." Repeat this process up to five times for the five upload boxes. Click "Upload" and wait for the process to complete.
Tips and warnings
- Windows Live Skydrive has an upload limit of 50 megabytes per file. You won't be able to upload any new files larger than 50 megabytes.
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