Why doesn’t Skydrive Simple Viewer work for me?

Ray May 3, 2012

I am following instructions in a MakeUseOf article about mapping Windows Explorer to Skydrive.

Instructions to Retrieve The WebDAV (I don’t have a demo of Office 2010) recommends using SkyDriveSimpleViewer which I downloaded.

After following the instructions, the SkyDriveSimpleViewer says it retrieved no folders. Note that I have the Documents and Public folders that came with Skydrive, and I created a folder in the Root called “My Sync Drive”.

Any ideas as to why this does not work would be appreciated.

  1. Bruce Epper
    May 3, 2012 at 3:02 am

    Instead of going through that complex method, just download Microsoft's SkyDrive software. It will automatically allow you to use Windows Explorer to access your files. You can download it here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/skydrive/download-skydrive

    • Ray
      May 3, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      Thank you Bruce. I wonder why this did not show up at top of list when I Googled for it. Guess there might be some competition out there (but I hope that is not the case.)

      This worked as I wished. I just wish I had found it sooner. It's easy and works just like DropBox which is what I wanted.

    • Ray
      May 3, 2012 at 1:38 pm

      I had gone to the trouble of installing the Office 2010 demo to get Retrieve The WebDAV. Did not want to go there. When I mapped the drive and did properties on it it said I had

      Total 53,699,135,680 Used 39,290,212,728 Free 14,198,013,952 bytes. These numbers seem out of place, any idea what it mean?

      • Bruce Epper
        May 4, 2012 at 7:29 am

        It's not one of the areas I have played around, so I'm not sure what the software is looking at to get those numbers. I'm hoping to play with the trial after a couple of other current projects close down, so I may be able to find out then.

        As for the SkyDrive software not showing up on Google, it is a recent addition. I only found it less than 2 weeks ago. It probably just hasn't been indexed yet.