You can use SkyDrive to share photos, Microsoft Office documents, and other files with people. To begin, follow these steps:
Go to the SkyDrive website.
You might need to sign in with your Microsoft account.
Pick the file or folder you want to share by selecting the check box in the upper-right corner of the item. You can also pick multiple items to share them together.
Tap or click Share on the bar at the top of the page.
Choose this option if you want to give specific individuals or groups permission to a file or folder. This lets you remove permission for specific individuals or groups later if you need to. Another benefit of sharing a file and folder this way is that when the recipients view their SkyDrive, the file or folder will appear in the list of files shared with them.
In the To box, enter email addresses or contact names. When you begin to enter info in the box, you can
also choose a contact from the list that appears.
Add a note to recipients if you want.
To change the permission level, tap or click Recipients can only view or Recipients can edit. If you choose Recipients can edit, recipients will need to sign in with a Microsoft account to make any changes except to edit Office documents using Office Web Apps. Recipients can forward the message, and anyone who receives it will also be able to edit your file or folder.
If you want recipients to sign in with a Microsoft account before they can view the file or folder, select
Recipients need to sign in with a Microsoft account
. This also helps prevent other people who could be forwarded the email from being able to access your file or folder.
Tap or click Share to save the permission settings and send the email with the link.
You can invite people without knowing their Microsoft accounts, even if you select
Recipients need to sign in with a Microsoft account
. You can use any email addresses you have for people when you send them the message. If you share a file or folder with people who don't have a Microsoft account, they can create one for free.
Choose one of these options to share a file or folder with a large number of people you might not even know personally. For example, you can use these links to post to a social network such as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. You can also use them to share in email or IM, but you won't have as much control over individual permissions.
Tap or click the Get a link tab.
Choose the type of link you want. The permissions for your file or folder are automatically updated when you get the link.
People with this link can only view your file or folder. Anyone who has this link can forward it, so people you might not intend to share your file or folder with could get access to it.
People with this link can view your file or folder. They can also edit Office documents using Office Web Apps without needing a Microsoft account. Other edits, such as uploading to a folder, will require signing in with a Microsoft account. Anyone who has this link can forward it, and anyone who receives it will also be able to edit your file or folder.
A public link is like a View only link, but it also allows anyone to find your file or folder by searching. If you choose this option, people will be able to access the file or folder even if you don't publish the link you get.
Tap or click Create link.
To post the link on a social network, tap or click the icon for the social network.
If you want to include the link in a message with a limited number of characters (such as a text message), or share the link in a printed document, tap or click Shorten link to make the URL shorter. This makes the link look nicer and easier for people to enter manually in the address bar.
Using a shortened link might make it easier for someone to guess the web address to your files.
Choose this option to publish photos directly to Facebook.
Tap or click the Publish to tab.
In the Album name box, choose an existing album or create a new one.
If you create a new album, enter a name, add an optional description, and choose the Facebook privacy settings you want to use for the album.
Tap or click Publish.
If a folder or document is shared, the word "Shared" appears on it. To see if a photo is shared, tap or click Details view in the upper-right corner of the page. To see all items you've shared, tap or click Shared in the left pane, and then tap or click Shared by me.
Select the check box in the upper-right corner of the shared item, and then tap or click Share on the bar at the top of the page.
Under Shared with, select the permissions you want to change. You can switch a person or group's permissions between editing and only viewing, and you can stop sharing through any links you created.
If your Microsoft account is set with Family Safety, and your parent has turned off contact management, you can only share files with people who are already on your contact list, and you can't create public folders.
For more help with sharing files, contact customer support.
Please respect copyright
and be careful what you share online. Copying or sharing unauthorized materials violates the Microsoft Services Agreement.
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