SkyDrive on the web
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Sharing files and photos
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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.
Upload your files to your SkyDrive. (Files can be up to 2 GB in size, depending on how you upload them.)
Select the item you want to share.
Choose Sharing, and then decide how you want to share.
By email. When you share files this way, recipients will be able to see them when they go to SkyDrive.com and choose Shared. And you’ll be able to remove permissions for individual people later if you need to.
On Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more—you can share SkyDrive files with any contact or network you’ve connected to your SkyDrive account.
With a link (handy if you want to copy and paste into an instant message or webpage).
After you share a file or folder, you can change its permissions if you need to. Just select it, and then choose Sharing. 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 from the SkyDrive app for Windows 8 and Windows RT.
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.
Click Embed, and then click Generate.
Copy and paste the code into the code of your website or blog.
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