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#1 MrBigMan

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 04:15 PM

This may be just one of my stupid ideas, but is it possible to have one's Windows Live Skydrive show up as a driver in the 'Computer' section of Explorer?

I'm sure I've seen a similar thing with .Mac on Apple computers.

#2 ShamusHand

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 04:29 PM

You mean a network drive? Yes, of course. In My Computer, click on 'Map Network Drive'. It will then ask you to choose a drive, give it a name, and a letter. It will then show up under your hard drives in the "Network Drives' group. Hope this helps! :)

#3 MrBigMan

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 04:43 PM

I don't know what to type into the 'Folder' part. I tried typing the address from which I access SkyDrive in IE, but it couldn't do it.

Someone said on another site:

If Skydrive adds an FTP feature or an Explorer view you could do it. Right now, your Skydrive URL (something like this: https://cid-d7f85948c20f0293.skydrive.live.com) doesn't register as a valid file structure.

Seems I'm out of luck until Microsoft adds some new features. Well, not quite. Is there any other supplier of free storage that I can network-map?

Edited by MrBigMan, 18 January 2008 - 04:59 PM.


#4 timbertide

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 05:56 PM

Is there any other supplier of free storage that I can network-map?

You can use GMail Drive shell extension which creates a virtual filesystem around your Google Mail account, allowing you to use Gmail as a storage medium on Windows Explorer.

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#5 MrBigMan

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 06:53 PM

It appears that Google have blocked it now, as was threatened.

I've followed the instructions and help, but no connection can be made.

#6 MrBigMan

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 07:13 PM

It appears that Google have blocked it now, as was threatened.

I've followed the instructions and help, but no connection can be made. Now there's no uninstall and I'm stuck with it.



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Posted 19 January 2008 - 12:02 AM

I wish that MS would come out with something like XDrive Desktop for SkyDrive...

#8 Razor VinT

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 11:59 AM

Google will soon launch GDrive. Then maybe GMail Drive shell extension will start working again.

#9 Jerry Huang

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 10:46 PM

gladinet just released a beta build 60, which may allow you to mount skydrive into windows explorer. http://www.gladinet.com

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 02:08 PM

I've done some experimenting, and I've got the answer.

http://www.tropictec...a...id=1&lid=5/

1. You need to download and install Shell Object Editor.
2. Then click 'Create New'.
3. Then, call it SkyDrive and give it whatever description you want.
4. Choose "behave like a folder" and in the text box type in the URL of your SkyDrive (when signed in preferably)
5. Choose an icon for SkyDrive.
6. Install it for your user.
7. When it says position, choose My Computer.
8. Choose whatever 'special flags' you want it to have.



Voila, open up your SkyDrive from My Computer, it might take 5-10 seconds to load but it'll ask you to sign in VIA WINDOWS EXPLORER.


Hope this helps anyone that wanted SkyDrive in My Computer.

Jammin Jaguar.   :devil:

Edited by Jammin Jaguar, 17 February 2009 - 02:33 PM.


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Posted 20 February 2009 - 02:43 PM

I've done some experimenting, and I've got the answer.

http://www.tropictec...a...id=1&lid=5/

1. You need to download and install Shell Object Editor.
2. Then click 'Create New'.
3. Then, call it SkyDrive and give it whatever description you want.
4. Choose "behave like a folder" and in the text box type in the URL of your SkyDrive (when signed in preferably)
5. Choose an icon for SkyDrive.
6. Install it for your user.
7. When it says position, choose My Computer.
8. Choose whatever 'special flags' you want it to have.



Voila, open up your SkyDrive from My Computer, it might take 5-10 seconds to load but it'll ask you to sign in VIA WINDOWS EXPLORER.


Hope this helps anyone that wanted SkyDrive in My Computer.

Jammin Jaguar. :devil:

Thanx 4 the app :D will give it a try

#12 GeeQ

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 08:02 PM

not working on 7

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 02:31 AM

Quote:I wish that MS would come out with something like XDrive Desktop for SkyDrive...

ME TOO!!!!

Edited by molotovich, 21 February 2009 - 02:32 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2009 - 04:00 PM

very nice i think im goin to create an account and use this. I used to use aol's xdrive but they shut it down Thanks for the tip

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 10:24 AM


I've done some experimenting, and I've got the answer.

http://www.tropictec...a...id=1&lid=5/

1. You need to download and install Shell Object Editor.
2. Then click 'Create New'.
3. Then, call it SkyDrive and give it whatever description you want.
4. Choose "behave like a folder" and in the text box type in the URL of your SkyDrive (when signed in preferably)
5. Choose an icon for SkyDrive.
6. Install it for your user.
7. When it says position, choose My Computer.
8. Choose whatever 'special flags' you want it to have.



Voila, open up your SkyDrive from My Computer, it might take 5-10 seconds to load but it'll ask you to sign in VIA WINDOWS EXPLORER.


Hope this helps anyone that wanted SkyDrive in My Computer.

Jammin Jaguar. :devil:

Thanx 4 the app :D will give it a try


I get access to the Skydrive-account of another user. When I browsed into that account using the Windows-Live-mailclient I see a URL and pasted into the Shell Object Editor (step 4 in above mentioned steps).
Completing that steps I see in Explorer a new item of the Skydrive, but I cannot access it. Maybe the reason is that it isn't my account, but another user's account.

What do I have to do?

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 01:44 PM

not working on 7

I Can confirm that this has worked for me in windows 7 RTM Build 7246 X86
You need to run the program as admin though (right-click and choose fun as administrator)

#17 Truzaank

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 03:02 PM

^ thanks for the info

#18 xsever

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 03:13 PM

Thanks a lot for the info everyone. Seems feasible.

#19 Airflow

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 07:58 PM

It won't work for me on Windows 7.. I did the run as administrator thing, and tried to open it, but it wouldn't show up.. help?

#20 pm_41

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 08:03 PM

Gladinet Cloud Desktop works fine in Win 7. :)

Edited by pm_41, 07 July 2009 - 08:07 PM.


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