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How to Add Files to SkyDrive in Windows 8

By Manish Sharma on Sep 26, 2012
In this article I have described how to add documents, pictures and other types of files to SkyDrive in Windows 8.


To create the user friendly features and to load the various kinds of apps Windows 8 provides the feature for doing this. SkyDrive is a builtin app which is a cloud file sharing service provided by Microsoft and is included in Windows 8. Using SkyDrive we can share apps, PCs, Devices and files which is a very important task. In this article we will learn how to add files and images to SkyDrive in Windows 8.

NOTE:  To use or access SkyDrive we must have a Windows Live ID account in Windows 8.

How to add files to SkyDrive in Windows 8

Step 1

First of all we have to move the cursor on bottom-right of the window screen and click the Start icon of Windows 8.

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Step 2

On performing this action the Windows 8 Metro UI screen will appear.


Step 3

Then from this Windows 8 Metro UI screen we have to select the tile with the cloud image, which is the tile to access SkyDrive in Windows 8.

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Step 4

When you click on the tile of SkyDrive then the home page of SkyDrive will appear on your screen.

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As you can see we have three folders on it hence select any folder from the home page of SkyDrive.

Step 5

If we want to add an image to the picture folder then we have to click on the Picture folder option from these three options.

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Step 6

On performing this action, a new interface will appear on your screen as shown in the following image.

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Step 7

When clicking anywhere on the screen a small toolbar will appear on your screen as shown in the following image:

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Step 8

Just click on the Add button in this toolbar to add files or images to SkyDrive.

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Step 9

When you click on the add button then the "Files" window will appear on your screen as shown in the following image:

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Step 10

Now to add an image just select the image you want to add.

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Step 11

After selecting the image click on the Add to SkyDrive button which is located at bottom-right of the screen.

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Step 12

Finally on performing this action the selected file or picture will be added to your SkyDrive account.

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