SkyDrive on the web
SkyDrive on your computer
Sharing files and photos
SkyDrive and Office work together
See how to get started
With SkyDrive, it’s easy to share files with only the people you choose. They won’t need to install any special programs or sign up for a new account, and they can use a web browser to get to your shared files.
Instead of running into size limits for email attachments, you can email or post a link to a file, folder, or photo album on SkyDrive.
You might need to sign in with your Microsoft account.
Upload your files to your SkyDrive. (Files can be up to 2 GB in size, depending on how you upload them.)
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.
After you share a file or folder, you can change its permissions if you need to. Just select it, and then choose Share. You can remove permissions to stop sharing the item, or, depending on how you shared the item, you can change whether people are allowed to edit the item.
Learn more about sharing files with SkyDrive
You can also share files from the
SkyDrive mobile apps
, and in
Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1
If you have a website or blog, it’s quick and easy to embed photos, videos, Office documents, and other files from SkyDrive. You can even customize how embedded Excel workbooks appear to other people.
Select the file you want to embed.
Choose Embed, and then click Generate.
Copy and paste the code into the code of your website or blog.
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SkyDrive can be a great tool for keeping your files organized.
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