SkyDrive is a great choice for storing files that you either need to access on multiple computers or from mobile devices. The files are stored “in the cloud” on Microsoft’s servers, and you can access them from anywhere that has a Web browser or a SkyDrive app, along with an Internet connection. SkyDrive is also a good solution for storing files that are irreplaceable, such as pictures. Because these files are not stored on your computer, they are not subject to the same data loss risks that exist for the files stored locally on your hard drive. That is why SkyDrive is also a good choice for backing up your Windows computer. But sometimes you no longer want or need these files, so you want to learn how to delete pictures from SkyDrive. This will completely remove the pictures from your SkyDrive storage account and free up the space that the images were previously taking.
Removing Pictures from SkyDrive Account
The SkyDrive Web browser interface should be pretty familiar if you use a Hotmail account. The color scheme and layout are the same, as are many of the commands that you need to use to interact with the files that you have uploaded. Using these commands it is possible to delete pictures, or any other type of file, from your SkyDrive account.
Step 1: Open a Web browser window, then go to skydrive.live.com.
Step 2: Type your SkyDrive email address and password into the fields at the right side of the window, then click the Sign In button.
Step 3: Click the Photos link in the column at the left side of the window.
Step 4: Click the Details View button at the top-right corner of the window.
Step 5: Check the box to the left of each image or image folder that you want to delete. If you want to delete all of the pictures in your SkyDrive account, click the check box to the left of Name at the top of the list of files to select all of the items.
Step 6: Click the blue Delete link at the right side of the window, then click the Yes button in the pop-up window to confirm that you want to delete the selected image(s).
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