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.
Ricky Paramio commented
Sharing is caring. Non-MS account users should always be considered specially when it comes to file storage service like this.
Thank you Microsoft
Mr IDFWU commented
The ability to share a file to a non-MS account user used to work. This is such a bad move - I wanted to share Xmas videos and but do not want to inconvenience my friends with having to create an account. This is a stupid policy.
Another reason multi k's of dollars with box each year. Very disappointing MS.
Wording should be " anyone can edit who has a Microsoft account only". Disappointing, going to use google in the future. One 365 subscriber less
Really? So that mean I can't share (I mean give access to upload files to my own OneDrive) files with friend. if they don't have a Microsoft? That is terrible! I hope you'll solve it in a future! It is very sad, that you didn't have this feature already by the way...
Wow... this is amazing stupid for Microsoft to do this. Guess I'll be cancelling my Office 365 after all. I was going to keep it for the onedrive but I guess I'll spend my money on Dropbox.
I agree, all I wanted to do was receive a large file from somebody, because it was to Large to email to me!
I've been touting my company to get 365 for business but now I'm not so sure. Frustrating at best.
Just found this limitation out too...arrggghhhhh. MS needs to understand that there are actually people in the world without a MS account. How arrogant!!!
That is SOOOOOO silly and stupid from MS'. I had to share a 1-GB folder and uploaded it to my OneDrive, and shared the material. Some of my contacts had a MS account, some didn't, some are on a PC, some on a Mac, some use a Windows Phone, some iOS, some Android pad... Problems with 70% of contacts.
The result? I created a free Google account, moved the whole thing to the Google drive and shared it - no probs.
It's not smart at all, in a market where this kind of decisions can make an IT manager choose among one technology or another (and talk good or bad about these technologies with colleagues and other IT specialist/professional).
Do the right math, guys.
Claudio de Biasio
I could have sworn that I've shared something with someone who did not have an account. Maybe I got mixed up and it was google drive? They seem to have no trouble sharing with people who don't have accounts.
If everyone you can think of should be able to download and upload files to your OneDrive folder what would be the purpose for another person to pay for an account?
Chris Chase commented
Do you realize how many current microsoft account holders you are angering by not allowing this? If you want to anger them a little less, 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.
Eric Vogelpohl commented
I just tried to share a private/editable link to a folder w/ my nieces - none of whom have or will ever have a Microsoft account. They don't live in that world.
One of the main points to the hidden link, versus simply sharing the object, is to allow anonymous access (upload and download).
That is, quite frankly, annoying.
This is essential. Every time I think OneDrive might be a solution I run into roadblocks like this. How difficult is it to imagine we would like to share files with anyone with an e-mail address and not have them hassle with using a Microsoft Account login. So frustrating...