With SkyDrive, you get 7 GB of free storage in the cloud to store your files and photos, sync across all your computers, and even edit and collaborate on Office documents. You can access the latest version of your files from any computer or phone—no cables or USB flash drive necessary.
Share photos and files through email, by sending a short link in a text message, or by posting them to a social network, your website or blog right from SkyDrive. There's also a desktop app for SkyDrive that creates a folder on your PC or Mac that syncs with your cloud folder and lets you access files on your PC remotely.
When you download the SkyDrive desktop app on your PC or Mac, your desktop SkyDrive folder is automatically created. Any file or photo you put in this folder will be automatically synced to your other computers that have SkyDrive. And, you can still access your files on your phone. You'll also be able to get files from that machine even if you forgot to add them to your SkyDrive.
Go to the SkyDrive apps page and click Windows desktop or Mac to download the SkyDrive desktop app.
Getting started is simple:
Drag and drop files into your SkyDrive folder to automatically upload them to your cloud storage account. A green checkmark will appear when your file has finished uploading. Whenever you save an updated version of the file, SkyDrive will automatically update your folder with the latest version of the file.
With the desktop app, you can sync your entire SkyDrive on that computer, or you can choose single folders to sync. If you want to later change which folders are synced, right-click the SkyDrive desktop icon (The SkyDrive desktop icon) in the notification area at the far right of the taskbar. (You might need to click Show hidden icons first to see the icon.) Then click Settings, and then click the Choose folders tab.
Fetch files from your Windows PC remotely (from a separate Windows PC), even if they™re not saved to your SkyDrive account, as long as it's connected to the Internet. To turn on fetch, right-click the SkyDrive desktop icon (The SkyDrive desktop icon) in the notification area at the far right of the taskbar. (You might need to click Show hidden icons first to see the icon.) Then click Settings, and then check the Let me use SkyDrive to fetch any of my files on this PC option.