How to automatically backup My Documents folder to SkyDrive in Windows 8?

If you want to know how to automatically backup My Documents folder to SkyDrive make sure to read our tutorial

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What is SkyDrive?

SkyDrive (formerly Windows Live SkyDrive) is a secure file hosting service by Microsoft. It allows you to upload and sync files to cloud storage from your PC or smart phone and then access them from anywhere using your Microsoft Live id. It is part of the Windows Live range of online services. Using SkyDrive you can also share your files with your contacts, or you can make the files public. So, all u need is just a Microsoft Live id to access this service. Publicly shared files do not require a Windows Live ID to access. The service offers 7 GB of free storage for each new user. You can also buy additional space for you.

Using SkyDrive client software for Windows and Mac operating systems, Microsoft has made syncing files in the cloud from your PC easier. After installing SkyDrive client software a SkyDrive folder will be created. Anything that you move to the SkyDrive folder will automatically sync and upload to your SkyDrive storage.

It is also possible to automatically backup your My Documents folder or any other folders to your SkyDrive storage. Simply follow the steps to automatically backup My Documents folder to your SkyDrive account.

Steps to automatically backup My Documents folder to SkyDrive

1. First of all download SkyDrive Client Software for Windows 8 from HERE.

2. Now, install the client software. A SkyDrive folder will be created in C:\Users\Username directory, unless you have changed the location during the SkyDrive client setup.

3. Next, navigate to C:\Users\User name\ folder.

4. Right-click on My Documents folder. Click Properties .

My Documents Properties

5. Then in properties window click on Location tab.

Click on Move and Browse to select SkyDrive folder.

6. Hit Apply to move the folder to SkyDrive folder. Next you will ask for confirmation. Click on yes and you are done.

Move to SkyDrive
Move Folder Confirm

All the documents in your My Documents folder will be automatically synced to your SkyDrive account and whenever you will put a new file or edit an existing file in the My Documents folder, the file will be automatically uploaded or updated in your SkyDrive storage account.

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