If you are using SkyDrive you may wondered what SkyDrive is and what you can do with it ? SkyDrive is the free service offered by Microsoft which is a file hosting service that allows users to upload and sync files to a cloud storage and then access them from a Web browser or their local device. It is part of the Windows Live range of online services and allows users to keep the files private, share them with contacts, or make the files public. Publicly shared files do not require a Microsoft account to access.
• Before using
Before using SkyDrive on windows 8.1 make sure you have done following instruction.
1) Make sure your PC is able to access the internet
2)Make sure that the SkyDrive Sync engine host is running
3) Make sure that available updates have been installed
4) Confirm your sync issues by checking SkyDrive
Here are some error messages you might receive when you try to upload files on SkyDrive, along with possible solutions.
1) SkyDrive can’t upload this file
Conform that the connection to SkyDrive was not lost during the file transfer.Sign in to SkyDrive with your Microsoft account, and then try to upload the file again.
Make sure that you have permission to access the file. If the file is on a server,conform that you can open the file, and then try to upload it again.
Make sure you have permission to upload the file to the folder that you selected. Select a folder that you have permission to edit, and then try to upload the file again.
2) A file with this name already exists
Click Replace to replace the existing file, or Keep both to rename the file you’re uploading.
3) Sorry, SkyDrive can’t upload folders or empty files
Make sure that you have created the folder for upload files to a new folder on SkyDrive, and then upload the files to it. Files that are 0 bytes in size can’t be uploaded on SkyDrive.com.
4) This file is too big
If you use Internet Explorer 10 or a recent version of other popular web browsers, you can upload files on SkyDrive that are up to 2 GB in size. If you use an older web browser, you can’t upload files larger than 300 MB on SkyDrive.com.
You can upload files up to 2 GB in size if you use Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1, or install the free SkyDrive desktop app.
5) You’re out of storage
You can’t upload the file because it doesn’t fit in your available storage space. To see space you have remaining or get more storage, go to the Manage storage page on SkyDrive.
6) SkyDrive can’t upload this file to this location
The full path (including the file name) is too long. The path must contain fewer than 442 characters. Shorten the name of your file or the name of subfolders in SkyDrive, or select a subfolder that’s closer to the top-level folder, and then try to upload the file again.
7) This file contains restricted characters
The file name contains characters that aren’t allowed. Change its name so that it doesn’t begin or end with a space, end with a period, or include any of these characters: / < > : * ” ? |
These names aren’t allowed for files or folders: AUX, PRN, NUL, CON, COM0, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT0, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, LPT9
8) SkyDrive can’t find this file
The file might have been moved, renamed, or deleted before you tried to upload it. Locate the file, and then try to upload it again.
9) SkyDrive can’t access this file
The file might be open in another program. Save any changes to the file, close the program, and then try to upload the file again.
If the file is on a removable media device, such as a CD or a USB flash drive, the file might not be available. Make sure that the removable media device is correctly connected to the computer, and then try to upload the file again.
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If you have still problem with SkyDrive then try to re-install the latest version of SkyDrive and try it.