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Windows SkyDrive: Shorten URLs when Sharing Files

Windows SkyDrive lets you shorten URLs when sharing files. This feature lets you easily share files on social networks or via email without using a third party service like or

If you have the SkyDrive desktop app installed on your Mac or PC, right click the icon on the Taskbar and select Go to

Go To SkyDrive

Select the file you want to share and click the Share link on the lower right side.

Share SkyDrive Document

Next enter the email of the recipient, a short message and click Get a Link.

Get a Link

Now click on the rights you want the recipient to have – View Only, View and Edit or Make Public.

Shared Document Permissions

Next click the Shorten button to get a shortened URL that points to the file.


You get a much shorter URL for the file that you can copy and paste into an email or post online.

copy short link

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