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How to Add Files to SkyDrive in Windows 8

Posted by Manish Sharma Articles | Windows 8 September 26, 2012
In this article I have described how to add documents, pictures and other types of files to SkyDrive in Windows 8.
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Introduction

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.

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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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