Windows SkyDrive Tutorial - File/Folder Operations
Once you have the folder, you may want to add files to it. You can either create files using the New option or upload files using the Add Files option. As shown in above image, when you click on New, you get options to create a Word document, Excel Spreadsheet, PowerPoint presentation, or a sub folder. If you wish to upload files, click on Add Files.
You get a page with a blank square and a link saying drop documents here or select documents from your computer. This means you can drag and drop files to the area or click on select documents from your computer to use the Open File dialog box. To upload more than one file at a time, press CTRL key while selecting multiple files.
SkyDrive employs indicator for each file that is being uploaded to show the progress. Upon completion of upload, you can see the files in the folder view. If any file could not be uploaded, you get a message with a cross icon to indicate problem. You can choose to upload it again using the same procedure.
Once you click on the Continue button, you get the folder view with commands to work on the individual files or on the folder.
Remember that the options present above the folder contents apply to the entire folder. Commands for each file are shown when you point your mouse to the file. You have options for sharing, downloading, moving, and other tasks.
Note: You can perform online editing only for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. The option to edit is displayed when you hover the mouse on the file (see image above).
I hope I covered all important aspects in this Windows SkyDrive Tutorial. If you still have doubts on how to use Windows SkyDrive, please get into touch using the comments box below.
See Also: Microsoft Cloud Computing