Windows Live SkyDrive is the 25 GB online (cloud) storage space that is available (FREE) to anyone who has a Windows Live Account (e.g. Hotmail Account). 25 GB’s of FREE online storage space is nothing to sneeze about and is worth its’ weight in gold. The advantage to using an online service such as SkyDrive is that you can upload your files then share or access them from anywhere on the internet; PLUS, you can create, edit, and share Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files online—even if you do not have Microsoft Office installed on your PC.
The only complaint that I have with SkyDrive is that it is limited in functionality when it comes to the file management aspect of the application. Sure, you can rename, copy, delete, etc. individual files; but trying to perform these operations in bulk is not possible.
A solution to this problem is a software application, called SDExplorer, that will give you the ability to access your Windows Live SkyDrive files directly from Windows Explorer.
In other words, after you install SDExplorer you will be able to access your SkyDrive files directly from Windows Explorer and perform the same file operations that you typically perform (such as cut, copy, paste, delete) – as if the files were on your computer.
The real beauty to SDExplorer is that you can perform bulk file operations, as well, such as: Renaming objects; Deleting objects; Copying folders with files and subfolders; and, Changing folder share types.
If you are worried about security with SDExplorer…
SDExplorer uses the standard Microsoft library for working with Windows Live ID™ services. Your personal information does not leave this library and is not even passed to the SDExplorer engine. Additionally, all of your online storage-related traffic is transmitted using the HTTPS protocol, protecting your data from snoopers.
There is a FREE Base Edition of SDExplorer and an Advanced Edition of SDExplorer. [CLICK HERE] to compare the editions and I think you will find that the FREE Base Edition is all you will need to access your SkyDrive files from your home computer.