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How to configure "My Documents" to synchronize files using SkyDrive

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alxtsg    0

Hi,

I'm using Live Mesh to synchronize my "My Documents" directory on 2 computers. I am considering to switch to SkyDrive app. My problem is that, how should I configure the path where "My Documents" is pointing so that SkyDrive app can synchronize the directory? I found that "My Documents" directory actually points to "Documents" directory, so should I point "My Documents" to a directory under "SkyDrive" directory?

Also, I have Eclipse and Visual Studio installed on my computer, they have directories under "My Documents" or "Documents" directory to store project files. Will updating the "My Documents" pointing directory affects the software accessing my project files?

Thanks in advance.

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BajiRav    2,120

This is how I did it for my wife,

  1. Install Skydrive
  2. Created one subfolder in the Skydrive folder for each special folder (i.e. Documents, Desktop, Contacts, Downloads etc.)
  3. Now say I wanted to move Documents there, so I went to her user folder (generally c:\Users\<user name>)
  4. Right click on Documents
  5. Select location tab
  6. Click Move...
  7. Now select the documents folder in your Skydrive folder e.g. c:\Users\<user name>\Skydrive\Documents
  8. Click Ok to move everything in old folder to new location
  9. Repeat for each folder you wanted to move.

Eclipse and Visual studio may have problems reading those folders the first time you open a project because their MRUs might be messed up.

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Aasum    8

^ Method works also you can use NTFS Junctions so you don't actually have to worry about physically moving the folder. http://microsoft-office.dafuba.com/how-to-add-external-folders-to-skydrive/ or http://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshellext/hardlinkshellext.html . First is a standalone application wheres the second is the shell ext. I use. Another option is to use mklink at the cmd prompt.

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