Managing Files from the Windows 8.1 Desktop with SkyDrive

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Select files or folders by right-clicking them and then choose an action from the menu bar below.

After you right-click your first file or folder, the SkyDrive menu bar appears along the program’s bottom edge. The menu bar’s icons show the tasks you can perform with your selected files or folders.

For example, labeled icons along the menu bar let you delete, copy, cut, and rename files and folders; create a new folder; select everything in view; or change your view from thumbnails to filenames.

By copying files, switching your view (between the SkyDrive and This PC views), and then pasting files in their new locations, you can transfer files without leaving the Start screen — a boon for tablet owners.

If you’re on a desktop PC, you’ll probably find the desktop’s File Manager program to be an easier way of managing your files.

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