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So I thought I would post this here since I found nothing on the internet about this and had to figure it out on my own. Hopefully this helps someone else out.

So to start this out, I use SkyDrive a lot. I have 4 PC's setup to sync files so I can work on scripts and such on any of them and also so they auto sync to my test boxes.

With Windows 7 and Windows 8 there was an application that managed all the syncing of files. Well with Windows 8.1 they put that functionality right in the OS. While this is good in theory my experience was that it did not work. Here is what I know.

1. I upgraded my OS from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. It uninstalled the SkyDrive desktop app for me during the process.
2. Upon my first startup in Windows 8.1 my SkyDrive would not sync any files.
3. I ticked the setting telling it to sync all files to and from SkyDrive for my SkyDrive folder. Still no dice.
4. I noticed that SkyDrive was using my Live ID email address to attempt to access these folders.
5. My Windows user account is tied to my Live ID and in the local admin group.
6. The local administrators group had full control over my SkyDrive folder

So in order to finally get my files to sync all I had to do was to give my Windows User account explicit permissions on my SkyDrive folder.
I went in and assigned my user account Full Control permissions at the root of the SkyDrive folder and told it to push those down to all folders. Once I did this it started to sync.
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Thanks for the insight
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Very Helpful!
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