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Using Windows Live SkyDrive to share large files online

Going to try this!

You know how you sometimes have a really large PDF file, and you need to send it to someone by email, but that person's email provider has a limit on file sizes?

One of our associates suggested using Windows Live SkyDrive as a large file sharing solution, and I'm finding that was a very good idea.

To give SkyDrive a try, go to and sign up for Windows Live

After you sign up, you can find SkyDrive on the dropdown menu under "More"

Or you can go directly to

Click Create folder


Name the folder, and list the people who will have access to the folder, click next

Browse for, and add the files you wish to share, click Upload.

Click "Let people know".

Type a message for the people who will have access to the file.  Click Send.


The recipients will receive an email notice to view the file.  The email notice looks like this.

To view the file, the recipient first clicks on the file icon


Then the recipient clicks Download to open the file

Notice the Comment area.  People can ask and answer questions, and have a discussion of the file contents within SkyDrive.

Windows Live SkyDrive is a free service.


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Comment balloon 1 commentCheryl Ritchie • January 09 2010 08:23AM


Thank you this is really helpful especially when doing short sales.

Posted by Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247 (TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team) about 10 years ago