How to create a shortcut to open Skydrive Camera Roll options in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 has introduced deep integration with SkyDrive, and one of the results of this integration is the automatic upload of your photos and videos taken from the device's camera. The Camera Roll feature has automatic SkyDrive synchronization, but it can be turned off. It is controlled by Camera Roll options in the SkyDrive page of the PC Settings application. Let's see how to create a shortcut to open Skydrive Camera Roll options in Windows 8.1.

Skydrive Camera Roll

  1. Right click on the Desktop and choose New -> Shortcut from its context menu:
    Create New Shortcut
  2. Type or copy-paste the following as the shortcut target:

    Note: 'en-us' here represents the English language. Change it accordingly to ru-RU, de-DE and so on if your Windows language is different. Shortcut Target

  3. Give the shortcut any name of your choice and set the desired icon for the shortcut you just created:  Name and Icon
  4. Now you can try this shortcut in action and pin it to the Taskbar or to the Start Screen itself (or inside your Start Menu, if you use some third-party Start Menu like Classic Shell). Note that Windows 8.1 does not allow you to pin this shortcut to anything, but there is a workaround.
    To pin this shortcut to the Taskbar, use the excellent freeware tool called Pin to 8.
    To pin this shortcut to the Start screen, you need to unlock the the “Pin to Start Screen” menu item for all files in Windows 8.1.

That's it! Now every time you need to quickly access this option, you can simply click the shortcut you just created!

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