Add SkyDrive as a drive to Windows RT 1

Windows RT has a SkyDrive Metro application, but it’s not possible to see SkyDrive content from the Windows RT desktop. Fortunately, it’s possible to add a shortcut:

  1. Open Internet Explorer and go to
  2. Once logged in, right-click the Files menu item and select Copy Shortcut
  3. This will give a shortcut in this format: (You care about the part after cid=; e.g., 123456789ABCDEFG, which is your CID value. We will need this later.)
  4. Open Explorer on the Windows RT device and select Computer in the navigation pane; in the Computer tab of the ribbon select Map network drive
  5. For the path, enter the following: (e.g.
  6. Click Finish; you will need to enter your SkyDrive login account and password and select to remember credentials

You now have a mapped drive to SkyDrive.

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