How to Upload Multiple Files to SkyDrive

By Kevin Lee

With 25GB of free online storage, Microsoft's SkyDrive service enables you to free up hard drive space and make important files available everywhere you go. Store your files and folders to make them available to other users, or upload personal files to private folders that only you can access. The SkyDrive user interface lets you upload up to five files at time. However, by using Internet Explorer, you can drag and drop multiple files from your computer to your SkyDrive account.

Step 1

Visit the SkyDrive site using Internet Explorer. Log on using your Windows Live user ID and password. "The Windows Live" window will open.

Step 2

Click "SkyDrive" to view your SkyDrive folders.

Step 3

Click the folder where you want to upload files and then click "Add Files." If this is your first time using SkyDrive, Internet Explorer will prompt you to install the "Windows Live Upload Tool."

Step 4

Follow the instructions as the browser guides you through the installation process. After installation, you will see the words "Drag documents here" in a large text box.

Step 5

Press the "Windows" key and "E" together to open Windows Explorer. Navigate to a folder that contains files that you want to upload.

Step 6

Hold down your left mouse button and click the files that you want to upload. Windows Explorer will highlight those files.

Step 7

Drag the files from Windows Explorer to the text box in SkyDrive. SkyDrive will upload the files.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also drag files from your desktop directly into SkyDrive. If you do not have a SkyDrive account, sign up for one at the Windows Live website (see Resources).