SkyDrive Explorer: Access SkyDrive right from your Windows Explorer



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Want to access Windows Live SkyDrive via Windows Explorer? Well now you can. SkyDrive Explorer is a free extension that lets you view and edit your SkyDrive contents from the comfort of your Windows Explorer. This powerful extension is free to download and compatible with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Window Server 2003, 2008.

SkyDrive Explorer Features


SkyDrive Explorer, currently available in beta, offers the following features:

  • View the structure and contents of folders in SkyDrive™;
  • View files information (type, size, creation date in GMT format);
  • Create new root folders and subfolders;
  • Copy files into the storage;
  • Delete files and folders;
  • Copy files from the storage to the computer;
  • Copy folders and subfolders from the storage to the computer keeping their structure;
  • Use Drag & Drop for files operations;
  • Rename files and folders;
  • Create links to SkyDrive™ folders on your computer.

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  • Seika

    Tried it a bit last night. Hasn't explored all the functions yet, but too bad they missed out Cut & Paste function, and giving out feedback when an operation is running. For example, when copying, it doesn't say things like “Copying files…” that Windows Explorer do.

  • Kal

    great work given the fact that you could do this without any Skydrive API..

  • I guess that's due to the fact that there isn't any proper API available for SkyDrive yet.

  • True. It's about time Microsoft makes SkyDrive more open with desktop apps and open API.

  • I guess that's due to the fact that there isn't any proper API available for SkyDrive yet.

  • True. It's about time Microsoft makes SkyDrive more open with desktop apps and open API.

  • gus

    Copy and past works. You just cannot copy and paste folder. You can create the folder on the skydrive explorer first and then copy the files to it.

  • gus

    Copy and past works. You just cannot copy and paste folder. You can create the folder on the skydrive explorer first and then copy the files to it.

  • Ian Morrish

    Can’t drag and drop folders into SkyDrive. This is a big limitation.