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How Do I Get Windows® Live Mesh® to Control My SkyDrive®

February 12, 2013  |  Difficulty: Medium

Microsoft Live® ID and SkyDrive® account

SkyDrive® is an online storage space provided by Microsoft® that offers 25GB of free space for Windows Live® users. If you have a cell phone with Windows Phone℠, Android™ or iOS operating system, or you just use the Microsoft® services such as MSN® Messenger, you can use this cloud storage. You can access your data almost anywhere; all you need is an Internet connection. This service is almost the same as the well-known Dropbox®. Read below how to create a Microsoft Live® ID and SkyDrive® account to get 25GB of online file storage for free (5GB for data synchronization).

Creating a SkyDrive® account:

  1. Launch your Internet browser and go to the Windows Live® Essentials page.
  2. Click the “Download now” button in the Get Windows Live® Essentials box.
  3. Save the installation file to your hard drive and launch it.
  4. Click on the “Choose the programs you want to install” option.
  5. Check the application you want to have installed. Be sure the “Windows Live Mesh” is checked and click the “Install” button.
  6. Wait until the installation finishes and then restart your computer.
  7. Launch the Windows® Live Mesh® application.
  8. Sign in with your Windows Live® ID.
  9. Click  the “Sync a folder” link in the Folders option and select the folder you want to have your data synchronized with.
  10. Check the “SkyDrive sync storage” check box and click the “OK” button.
  11. The application will upload the content of the folder to your online storage and all changes made in this folder will be automatically reflected on the online storage as well.

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