Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/174765/how-to-sync-any-folder-with-skydrive-on-windows-8.1/
Before Windows 8.1, it was possible to sync any folder on your computer with SkyDrive using symbolic links. This method no longer works now that SkyDrive is baked into Windows 8.1, but there are other tricks you can use.
What a pain in the arse. SugarSync does this out of the box- no tweaking required.
Thanks for the article. I've got few questions regarding skydrive and This PC on windos 8.1.
I'm trying to figure out how these two are connected.
I have notice that when I take a picture from laptop camera it is imadiately available in This PC l Pictures l Cameraroll as well as Skydrive l Pictures l Cameraroll. Removing the picturefile from any of the two locations does not remove it from the other location. Second thing I've noticed is that this synchronizing in cameraroll only apply to pictures, and no other document type.
I would suppose that this should be the same with documents, but it isn't. When putting a document in This PC l Documents or Skydrive l Documents it does not appear in the other location (so it is not synced like with the pictures. Why do you think that is? How can I change that so that my documents behave just like the pictures?
I would like to store my documents and pictures online (Skydrive), but I also would like to have synced and availible on my PC when I don't have acces to the internet. Up till now I had it synced with an external drive as well, using SyncToy.
What would you suggest is the best way of acheiving this?
I don't know if anyone mentioned it yet but I ran into the same issue after upgrading to Windows 8.1 and found that creating a junction point (essentially a folder Link) using "mklink /j" does work.
So you'd just do this: mklink /j "C:\Users\USER\SkyDrive\Documents\MyDocuments" "C:\Users\USER\Documents" .
Hope this helps.
How can I completely remove skydrive. I dont use it, dont need to use it. I have it turned off, but some how it will pop up in task bar sometimes showing it running. Im almost ready to go into the reg and remove it there but im a little scared, i dont want to screw something up.