Integrate SkyDrive with Windows Explorer

runs on Windows
screenshot of SDExplorer

If you're into moving big files around and sharing them with others, you may know about Microsoft's SkyDrive, a free online storage solution. You may also know that while it's great to have up to 25 GB of free data storage out there, the interface leaves quite a bit to be desired. It would be handy to be able to integrate the functionality of SkyDrive directly into your local filesystem. And that's what SDExplorer would like to help you do.

With SDExplorer, you hook SkyDrive into your filesystem. This extension to Windows Explorer makes it easy to rename or delete files and folders, as well as copying them around. You don't get bogged down in the details, so you can get your work done, and just leave the heavy lifting to SDExplorer.

This free Windows app is compatible with systems running XP or later. To use SkyDrive you need to have a Live ID, but your Hotmail account will do very nicely, thank you.

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3 Responses to “Integrate SkyDrive with Windows Explorer”

  1. alceste says:

    the download link contains 2 viruses!

  2. Kev says:

    Didn’t work for me – even though I was logged in in my browser, it just showed a folder containing several empty folders, none of my files. It didn’t actually ask me to log in, though clicking the ‘sign out’ button closes the window… confused.
    No sign of the virus mentioned in the other comment.

  3. Jeff says:

    Avira Antivirus, Malwarebytes AntiMalware, and Online Armor all say there’s no infections.

    Otherwise, the program worked perfectly fine for me! Check the FAQ on the website – they mention some things about the issues with connecting to your Windows Live account.

    I had to dig around but I found that after logging out, you have to go back to your My Computer folder where SDExplorer will be available. If you open it then it should prompt you to log in. That was the most confusing thing about the program though.