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Not working on Windows 8.1


Microsoft has integrated SkyDrive more deeply into the core OS with the Windows 8.1 and there is no need to use the separate desktop app. And there is no way to change the local folder, because SkyDrive folder is now system folder. When I install SkyShellEx nothing happens - there is no SkyShellEx options in the context menu.



blastedontape wrote Aug 1, 2013 at 12:35 AM

im having the exact same issue, except im on regular windows 8 home. I installed, rebooted, and i do not see the skydrive context icon to sync to my skydrive.

bitdisaster wrote Aug 1, 2013 at 6:16 AM

Yanko, from the screenshot I can see you just tried right click on folders that already part of SkyDrive. Is that right? Have you tried on external folders? If yes, then it's really hard to tell why it doesn't work. I guess I have to write a diagnostic program for those cases.

YankoA wrote Aug 1, 2013 at 12:54 PM

bitdisaster, yes I have tried several folder - and of course folders outside of SkyDrive
For example

I have installed SkyDrive desktop app and SkyShellEx app on both OS and here is the difference:

Windows 8 - folder on the Desktop

Windows 8.1 - folder on the Desktop

These articles can be useful:
Microsoft Explains SkyDrive Integration in Windows 8.1
Hands-On with Windows 8.1: SkyDrive Integration

I'll be very glad if this issue can be fixed, because SkyShellEx is very powerful.

wrote Nov 17, 2013 at 3:08 AM

wrote Dec 30, 2013 at 11:09 AM

combatratcat wrote Dec 30, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Same Problem.

Any update on this? working on it?

bitdisaster wrote Dec 31, 2013 at 2:52 AM

No, no update for 8.1 planned. The integration of SkyDrive into 8.1 make it impossible to get SSX working.