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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

MS Live Skydrive Windows Client

Gladinet, a software vendor, has a solution called Gladinet Cloud Desktop that makes it easy to sync to MS Live Skydrive from Windows Explorer. In fact, Gladinet Cloud Desktop turns Windows Explorer into a cloud storage portal that can easily sync to Skydrive from other storage services or upload files from your desktop to any storage service you choose. Gladinet achieves this through a complete Windows Skydrive integration with your file system.

Whether you call it a Windows Live Skydrive Client, or an upload tool for Skydrive, or a Skydrive uploader, the bottom line is that Gladinet Cloud Desktop gets the job done. Gladinet Cloud Desktop allows you to mount cloud storage from your Skydrive Live account as a local folder that looks and behaves the same as any other folder you would access from Windows Explorer.  One neat thing about this support is that you can mix and match storage services, so if you run out of storage from one free provider you can add storage from another free provider. Or, if you need to move files between providers, its as simple as a drag and drop. This is possible because Gladinet’s Skydrive plugin is accompanied by plugins for every other major service provider, all in a single package!

To create the Skydrive integration, we must first mount Skydrive Storage as a local folder. Right click on the Gladinet systray icon and select "Mount Cloud Storage" to launch the wizard that allows us to mount cloud storage.


Next you must authenticate with the credentials for your Windows Live Skydrive account. If you don’t have one, you can get one at http://skydrive.live.com/.

After the completion of this process, your Skydrive Storage can be accessed from a local folder as shown below and you can sync to Skydrive with a drag and drop, cut and paste or use any other native explorer method to sync files to MS Live Skydrive.


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