SkyDrive makes is very convenient to access to all the files you have synced in your SkyDrive folder. That’s pretty normal and is provided by almost all the other online storage and syncing service / tool. Even the most popular cloud storage and Sync service, Dropbox has it.

But SkyDrive has one feature which would definitely blow your mind. SkyDrive has the ability to grab a file from a remote computer even if it hasn’t been stored or synced to the SkyDrive folder. This killer feature is called ‘Fetch’.

SkyDrive's Fetch

The ‘Fetch’ feature is an awesome feature SkyDrive has that can help you pull any file from a remote computer on which you have installed SkyDrive. You only need to have the computer switched ON and connected to the internet.

I WANT ‘FETCH’. How do I use it?

Its very simple and easy to use feature. Go to your SkyDrive Desktop App settings ( if you haven’t installed, install it right now ) and enable ‘Let me use SkyDrive to fetch any of my files on this PC’

That’s it. Now all you need to access is, Login your SkyDrive.com on web from any computer, and click the name of the remote computer. You would be asked to enter a security code which you will receive as a email orĀ  text depending upon your account security. Once you enter that code, you are good to go.

You can browse and view any file on the remote computer and upload it to SkyDrive for easy access.

Fetch feature only fetches fileĀ  that are on a Windows computer, you can use a Mac to upload them to SkyDrive but fetch would only work if SkyDrive for Windows is Installed.

For details on the setup and a screenshot tour check 7Tutorials.
For more information on SkyDrive’s Fetch, check Microsoft’s Fetch Page.