SkyDrive Help - Creating Items and Assigning Share Permissions
This section on SkyDrive help will deal with:
- Creating folders in the SkyDrive root and assigning permissions
- Creating Subfolders
Creating and Editing Files using Office Web Apps
To create a folder in the SkyDrive root, you click on New while on the first page and from the drop down list, select Folder. You will get Create a Folder page. Type the name of the folder in the text box. By default, SkyDrive will assign Everyone as the sharing permission. If this is okay, click on Next. If you wish to change the permissions, click on Change. When you click on Change, you will get a slider that you can use to change the permissions for the folder. You may also type in names of your Windows Live Friends or use contact list to select people with whom, you wish to share the contents of this folder.
Note: The sharing permissions you assign to this folder will be applicable to all its contents, including subfolders.
When you click Next, you will get a page that asks you if you wish to upload files to that folder. If you wish, you can use the Browse button to upload files. If you wish to do that later, or if you wish to create files using Office Web Apps, click on Cancel.
To create a subfolder, click on the folder wherein you want to create the subfolder. When the page opens showing the contents of the parent folder, click on New and then on Folder (see Image below). The process to create the subfolder is same as that of creating a folder. You cannot however, change the share permissions of any subfolder. The subfolder will inherit the share permissions from the parent folder.
To create a file using Office Web Apps, click on New and select one of the following options:
- Word Document;
- Excel Spreadsheet;
- PowerPoint Presentation; or
- OneNote Notebook
Once you click on the above options, you get a text box where you can type in the name of the file. The extensions are automatically compatible with the latest version of MS Office. Click Next to open and edit the file. Go to the File menu and then Close to return to the folder view.
If you need to edit the file again, hover the mouse on the filename and click on Edit. This opens the file again so that you can edit the file.