Sync Libraries Between Machines With SkyDrive Or Dropbox

Windows: Using Libraries in Windows to collect folders in one place is handy, but it would be even nicer if you could reach your Libraries from any computer. With a little bit of trickery, you can do that with Microsoft’s SkyDrive service.

As tech blog Guiding Tech points out, it’s fairly simple to set up SkyDrive to sync your libraries between two computers. Here’s how:

  1. Create a folder inside SkyDrive with the same name as the library you want to sync. (For this example, we’ll use “Pictures”.)
  2. Right-click the Library with the name “Pictures” and click “Properties”.
  3. Select “Include a folder” (or “Add…” on Windows 8), and choose the Pictures folder you created in SkyDrive.
  4. In the “Properties” dialog, click the Pictures folder in SkyDrive and choose “Set Save Location”.

You can repeat this process for any of the libraries you’d like. This will make SkyDrive the default location your files are saved to when you add something to that library. You can also use the same process with a Dropbox folder, if you’d prefer to use your storage there.

How to Sync Windows Libraries Between Multiple PCs with SkyDrive [Guiding Tech]

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