OneDrive (Skydrive): Tutorial

October 2016

OneDrive (Skydrive): Tutorial

Note that: Since February 2014, Microsoft Skydrive has been renamed as OneDrive.

What are the advantages of using Skydrive?

  • Access your files (photos, documents, ...) and share them, wherever you are. Your photos, documents and other important files can be accessed from a smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac.
  • Store up to 7 GB for free in the cloud Giga and up to 100 GB through a paid subscription.
  • Synchronize files between your PCs, phones, tablets ....
  • Get access to a free online version of Word , Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote via your browser with SkyDrive (Office Web Apps).
  • Collaborative work: Different people at different locations can work on the same document at the same time .
  • Share specific documents, while keeping your other files private.
  • Moreover SkyDrive is fully integrated to Windows 8.1, allowing users to backup/sync their custom settings, document, pictures, videos on Skydrive.

Get connected to SkyDrive

  • Go to
  • You can use your Hotmail or Microsoft Live account to sign-in to SkyDrive.
  • If you do not have an account yet, click on the "Sign up" button.

The Dashboard

You are now connected to the SkyDrive dashboard, three folders are available:
  • Documents.
  • Images.
  • Public.

The PCs tab on the left allows you to see the different devices linked to your Skydrive.
  • By clicking on the arrow to the right of OneDrive menu, you can access other services such as your mail, calendar, contact list and the online Office tools:

By clicking on the Create menu you can create various documents ( Word, Excel, Power Point ... )

The Upload menu, allows you to manually transfer files from your computer to Skydrive

SkyDrive - The parameters

To customize or configure the different settings of SkyDrive, click on the Gear icon > Options.

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