How To Use SkyDrive’s New Selective Sync and Share Feature


Microsoft upgraded its flagship app SkyDrive today with two important but long overdue new features, selective sync and share. Let’s see how exactly they work.

First of all, make sure you have the latest version of SkyDrive installed. The upgrade is automated but if you see your version is lower than Version 2012 (Build 17.0.2003.1112), restart your computer to force the upgrade.

How to use Selective Sync

Right click SkyDrive icon from the system tray, and choose Settings.

SkyDrive - opening Settings

Then go to Choose Folders tab in the SkyDrive Settings window, and click Choose Folders icon to fire up the Sync Folder wizard.

SkyDrive - Settings - Choose Folders

Select Choose folder to sync option, which pops down the list of folders you have in your SkyDrive storage. Select the folders you want to sync to this computer and hit OK to save the settings.

SkyDrive - Sync Folder

How to share files in SkyDrive

It’s super easy. Simply right click the files you want to share, go to SkyDrive, and select Share, which leads you to your SkyDrive web page for sharing.

SkyDrive - Share

You can share both folder and file but before you can share, you need to save the files or folders into SkyDrive folder first.

That’s about it. Hope you enjoy these two new features that make your day to day SkyDrive life much easier.



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