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Cloud storage service from Microsoft (formerly known as SkyDrive)

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Attaching SkyDrive files to Hotmail emails

I love SkyDrive, but find it frustrating when I want to attach a file that's on my SkyDrive to a new Hotmail message. I have to download the SkyDrive file to my computer and then attach the file to ...
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How can I write-protect files on Skydrive?

Is it possible to write protect (lock) files on Skydrive so they do not get deleted by accident?
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How do I find out how much space I have left on SkyDrive?

I'm not talking about Synced Folders, I'm talking about the "other" space. With the old layout it was easy, it was shown on the right, but with the new layout I can't see it anywhere.
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Does Microsoft Office offer you free online storage like Google Docs?

Does Microsoft offer anything in terms of online storage, something similar to Google Docs? I'm thinking of just keeping a few essential files on the "cloud", so I'll need as little as 50MB. Is ...
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Can I save email attachments directly to SkyDrive?

How can I save email attachments in Hotmail directly to my SkyDrive without first downloading them to my computer?
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How do I enable file extensions for all files?

I just created a SkyDrive account and was quite confused that the file extensions are hidden for certain file types: ntbtlog is actually ntbtlog.txt I looked around the menus but didn't spot an ...
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How do I un-share a OneNote notebook?

I recently made a notebook and wanted to share it. I used the share option and created a "View only" link for the notebook. Now, I want to unshare it. So, I want to know how to do that. I figured ...
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Are @live.co.uk and @live.com the same Microsoft/Windows live/Mail/Outlook.com/SkyDrive account?

Are @live.co.uk and @live.com the same Microsoft/Windows live account? For example: email sent to an address at @live.co.uk arrive in the same mailbox as @live.com ? Do @live.co.uk and @live.com ...
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How to rotate photo in SkyDrive

How can I rotate photo, that I have uploaded to SkyDrive album without the need of deleting and re-uploading it?
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Share a folder between OneDrive and OneDrive for Business

I have a personal OneDrive account where I keep a lot of documents. I also have OneDrive for Business through my institution (University), which gives me the more complete version of office online. ...
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Find OneDrive space usage?

How do I find out how much space I have used on OneDrive? Just trying to find how I can check for my space used. I can't seem to find it on computer at the moment. Tried to login to OneDrive and ...
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How to get a direct link to a public file I store on OneDrive?

On my PC I routinely drop files into OneDrive via the Windows Explorer. How do I get a link to the file without having to go to the website and sharing it publicly? Example. I drop file foobar.txt ...
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Can I get OneDrive to automatically convert all documents

I have uploaded a whole load of word docs to OneDrive. I want to be able to work with and edit these files. They are older, so Word for iPad insists on converting and saving before allowing me to ...
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How To See At A Glance What Is Shared With Whom in SkyDrive?

Over time, I have shared various things in my Skydrive with various people. I don't remember what all I've shared over time. But I can't seem to see a way to easily see what is shared and with whom ...
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Downloading more than one picture from OneDrive?

How do you download multiple pictures from OneDrive into your computer? I want my sister to have all of her wedding pictures that I took but OneDrive only lets me download one picture at a time.
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How to sync files from OneDrive to Dropbox?

The only way to sync photos on Lumia phone is via OneDrive, while I want to store them in Dropbox. The only plausible recipe on IFTTT is to sync Dropbox to OneDrive, not the other way around. How to ...
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Share editing on documents and folders on Onedrive

With Dropbox when I add a new document (.txt, .docx etc) to that folder, those documents will be synced to other participants in that shared folder. Whenever that other participant changes that ...
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Editing Skydrive synced storage on web

I have installed Windows Live Mesh from Windows Live Essentials. I've synced a folder "Test" containing couple of word documents with Skydrive. I opened skydrive.live.com and logged in. On the left ...
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Conditional questions in Excel Forms online?

Is there a way to add a conditional question in Excel online forms (OneDrive)? Example: Will you assist? (If its 'yes' appears question) How many persons?
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How to share a OneDrive document as public and allow commenting?

I want to share my Word document which I uploaded on OneDrive (Windows 8.1) so that everyone can search online for it and view it. I also want to allow to everyone leaving comments but not editing the ...
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Editing conflicts in browser-based SkyDrive vs. Word application?

When collaborating on documents, I typically use Google Docs as over the years editing conflicts have become very rare. However, for working on collaborateive .docx files, I'm opting to use SkyDrive ...
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How to search contents of OneNote notebooks on SkyDrive web interface

Is there a way, in the SkyDrive web interface, to make it search the contents of OneNote pages/notebooks? Here's a OneNote page I creates in July 2011. I've marked in the red the terms I'll search ...
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Direct link for PDF files in SkyDrive/OneDrive

I want to make a direct link to a document at SkyDrive, so that I'll see only the PDF at the browser, not any of the SkyDrive chrome. For example, if you click http://www.cccf-fcsge.ca/wp-content/...
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How can I migrate photos from Microsoft OneDrive to Google Photos?

How can I migrate photos from Microsoft OneDrive to Google Photos? Can I do it without having to download all the photos from OneDrive to my desktop and then uploading them to Google Photos?
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RE: Office 365 Home; 5TB; One User instead of spread across 5 @ 1TB Each - How?

I have been an Office 365 (1 user) subscriber for a while now and am very happy with the service except for one issue, my cloud storage needs have surpassed 1TB. I use OneDrive faithfully and ...
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What will happen to my OneDrive files when the storage space decreases to 5GB?

I logged into OneDrive today and received this message: Seems like Microsoft are pushing Office 365 harder than ever, and are shrinking my 25GB OneDrive account to 5GB in a few months. However, I am ...
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Delete web-based OneNote notebook

I have a web-based OneNote notebook in my skydrive. So in the skydrive folder I only see a link to the notebook. I think that if I delete the link, then the notebook will be still out there, but I ...
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How do I make shared folders on SkyDrive sync to my Mac via the client?

Windows Live Skydrive has a Mac client that downloads files from the SkyDrive to my computer. However, this is only the files I've uploaded, not the ones shared with me. So I end up having to ...
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OneDrive is reporting being full from only 1GB of files, recycling bin is empty

Of the 5GB space on OneDrive you get for free I've put only ~1GB of files on, double checked each folder, even in OneDrive settings on my PC it says the sizes of the folders are that big (when summed ...
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How can folders be shared to people outside your company with “view only” rights?

When I try to share folders with "view only" rights to people outside our company, OneDrive always warns me that the contacts are outside our company. When I read this warning I share the contents of ...
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How to fix Microsoft OneDrive synchronization errors?

How to fix Microsoft OneDrive synchronization errors? One thing I'm really confused about is that those two file names do not have the claimed special characters AFAICT.
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Could I access a large number of permalinks via OneDrive?

How do I access OneDrive file permalinks without having to go to each file and get the link? Ideally, I'd simply like to append the file names to a link which specifies the directory on OneDrive. To ...
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How to copy multiple files to multiple targets in SkyDrive

I want to copy a couple of files that I have to each of about 12 different folders, so that each of the folders has a different copy of the file in it. Currently, I am using the 'Copy to' option in ...
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Deleting pictures from my SkyDrive

I currently have a new Windows phone and EVERY picture I take is downloaded in my Pictures file named SkyDrive cameral roll from Windows Live. I do not want every picture I take downloaded onto ...
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In Windows SkyDrive, is there a way to the get direct link to 'Open in <full client>'? [closed]

Let's say you have an Excel file in SkyDrive. Right now the only way I can figure out how to open it directly in the full Excel application is to open in on the web first and then click the 'Open in ...
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How do I get SkyDrive synced storage to show up in my SkyDrive?

When I access the Live Mesh program running on my computer, which syncs selected folders to other machines and/or SkyDrive, it lists the capacity of the SkyDrive synced storage option as 5 GB. I have ...
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Download pictures from skydrive.live.com without creating a user?

A relative sent some pictures to my parents, using some skydrive.live.com service to store them. Of course Microsoft tries "recruit" new users when they have a chance... Is there any way to download ...
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Free storage for documents in Microsoft OneDrive?

Google stores Google documents for free (they do not consume storage space on Google Drive). Does OneDrive has a similar policy?
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Is it possible to move documents in Skydrive?

It seems like pretty basic functionality and I think I must be missing something, but is there a way to move documents within the skydrive web app? It seems like this feature was lost in the recent ...
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Transfering files from OneDrive

How do I transfer files from OneDrive back to my laptop? My system seems to be requiring me to buy more OneDrive space. I do not have access to a number of files. I would like to transfer files that ...
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How can I move a OneDrive folder to external hard drive?

I’m running out of space in SSD and have bought external hdd, but there is no section showing where to move to
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How do I open/edit/convert Markdown documents in Office OneDrive?

We have a bunch of text files in Markdown format and we want to share them with the relevant members of the team using Office OneDrive. As far as text file formats, OneDrive only seems to understand ...
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Modify SkyDrive synchronising direction

How can I tell SkyDrive to not sync my files in the cloud-to-myHDD direction, but to continue syncing my files in the myHDD-to-cloud direction? i.e., I sometimes want to add files to my SkyDrive ...
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How to sync between cloud storage without downloading and uploading again?

I use SkyDrive as my main cloud storage, but my teammates mostly using Dropbox. I'd like to know how to sync my files on Dropbox account with my SkyDrive without downloading them first and uploading ...
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Outlook.com import emails with large attachments

Is there any way I can get around the 10MB limit? Using the "Add Send/Receive Account" import method seems to just ignore them, and "copy to folder" using an email client (Windows Live Mail) fails.
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Live\ Hotmail email storage

Are all mails from Outlook\Live\Hotmail stored in SkyDrive? Because I have around 6000 emails and some contain attachments of around 1 or 2 MB. But my SkyDrive shows that only 0.01 GB is used. Can I ...
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SkyDrive bookmarklet [closed]

I have a SkyDrive account with lots of folders and subfolders. Is there any script/extension that would help me to save images directly to SkyDrive? When we right-click on any image on any web page, ...
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How do I add a folder shared with everyone in Onedrive to my account?

I use OneDrive for Business (through my university). My adviser shared a folder with me. I subsequently received an e-mail which said in the subject line "[my advisor's name] shared the folder "[...
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Is there a OneDrive “Failed to Upload” report somewhere?

I have 700+Gb free capacity on my OneDrive account and yesterday was uploading a nested set of folders and files total approximately 75Gb. During the upload I noticed a couple of files tagged as “...
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How can I retry uploading files whose upload have failed in OneDrive?

I have uploaded a folder to OneDrive, and some files have the failed to upload: How can I retry uploading files whose upload have failed in OneDrive?