to allow people without microsoft account to share files on a shared Onedrive folder
Hello, I would like to know if it's possible somehow to share files to a shared OneDrive frolder without having a Microsoft account:
i.e. I share a folder with some friends who don't have a microsoft account, they can download the files without any problema and I have granted them edition permissions, but if they want to upload files to the folder they are redirected to a Microsoft account login webpage,so:
Is there a way of sharing files to a shared OneDrive folder without a Microsoft account?
Thanks for the suggestion. Just being transparent that we aren’t likely to get to this in the near future.
A very straight forward request, blindly ignored. Yet more evidence that Microsoft is out of touch with 90% of their customer base.
Google Drive & Dropbox here I come. Don't even get me started on the car crash that is Windows 10!
A very straight forward request, blindly ignored. Yet more evidence that Microsoft is out of touch with 90% of their customer base. Google Drive & Dropbox here I come. Don't even get me started on the car crash that is Windows 10!
Fred Berg commented
Here's another voice. I want to do a really simple thing; I want to share my overseas wedding photos with my 80 y.o. mother. This is so Steve Balmer. So my mother won't get a userid but now I need another sharing tool. What approach has everyone turned to?
I agree with all of the complaints here. I do not want, yet another account, just to see a document a friend has sent.
AND now I have to supply a name and agree to both the agreement of storage etc and the terms of service which includes agreeing to them storing and using my data..just to post a comment!
I am also stuck trying to get my family able to upload to my onedrive shared folder without having MS accounts. Just wanted to point out that iCloud is WAY MORE exclusive: at least with onedrive you can create an account and go. With Apple's system you have to create an account and install one of their Operating Systems on an Apple device with that accoount before you can upload files to another persons' iCloud account. Now that's pretty proprietary!
You can tell your development team and whoever the key decision makers are in regard to OneDrive that they all have my heartfelt encouragement to One Drive it up your back sides.
Really, not allowing and as you've said not even considering letting people share a link defeats the purpose; just to push someone into creating an account. There's this thing called UX and/or HCD...it would be great if Microsoft looked into it, even just briefly.
I agree with everybody else. I have avoided using Onedrive because I already us Google, but decided to give it a chance. A link should give that person access without going through the whole account setup process. Back to Google for me.
This is super bad... I'm going to be dumping OneDrive and my Microsoft account immediately when I get home.
It shouldn't be so hard to share my photos with my family. Anonymous sharing is an MVP feature of any general cloud storage solution, period. Why would I ever want to upload my stuff into a stupid cloud walled garden? I wouldn't.
You should assume people actually want to get their files back out conveniently and prioritize those features accordingly.
Microsoft wants you to do everything via a Microsoft account.
I know so many people that have had Microsoft accounts hacked I don't want to use it for anything other than an occasional email. Certainly not for sensitive information on my PC.
Jeff Warnick commented
Doubt this will make any difference to Microsoft but I agree, anyone should be able to access this, not just people with Microsoft Accounts. I was excited to move over to OneDrive, now, not so much. Will try it out but may have to go with Google or some other source that doesn't require the client to create an Account.
I agree with Chris Chase.. maybe you should reword it from "anyone who has a link can edit" to "anyone who has a link AND A MICROSOFT ACCOUNT can edit". At least then we won't spend hours searching the web to find out why the person we sent a link to can't upload anything. Ultimately, it should be us, the users, who decides who can download a file.. I don't care about live editing or uploading, just let me send them a file to download without logging in.
Kirk Manton commented
Add my frustration to the list of those complaining that they cannot truly share a document from OneDrive to a colleague who does not have a Hotmail account!
Microsoft account = hassle. You have to log on, use a password, the whole bit. Plus, it's hard to 'defeat' the password function. I know Microsoft says you can eliminate the password requirement, but I can't do it, and if you google the issue, you'll find LOTS of people can't quit the password requirement. It's a PITA.
So, my advice to Microsoft; if you are going to require people to have a MS account, don't make them use a password. A password should be completely optional.
I believe that it used to be possible to share with "Really" everyone, not just the MS-Everyone... At least I'm under the impression that I've done that in the past...Another one moves to Google Drive
I have saved a notebook on a pc, which I have saved on Google Drive. Now, I am trying to access that same notebook with my Mac, however, when I try to open through Google Drive it says it can't. Please help...?
You mean, "Just being transparent that we don't give a flip"? This should be a no-brainer. Google Drive, here I come.
I have had the same problem with Office 365 and not being able to share wit contacts that do not have Office 365 and one drive. Office 365 is great but the inability to transfer to contacts is a big let down.
I will be switching to We Transfer to do my large file transfers.
I will not be using one drive until this problem is fixed.
Leon Masters commented
So basically we are saying you really don't care about competing in the ftp market. The is essentially what it is.
No business professional is going to turn around and tell clients they won't deal with them because they can't receive files from them through not having OneDrive.
What they will say is, looks like Onedrive is inadequate to perform large file transfers to and from anyone on my current cloud storage solution, I will chose another solution that will serve my purposes.
It would be both arrogant and naive to dismiss this massive hole in OneDrives capability.
eg. My company, a very large media and news network that deals with large file transfers on a daily basis both internally and externally with contractors and freelancers. We rolled out OneDrive as part of Office365 but have to still keep people using FTP and Google Drive to fill the shortfalls of OneDrive.
Microsoft I recently swapped over from Dropbox to you because you have a better price, Google also have good prices, please fix this or I will have to look for my next cloud storage solution