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Share a folder on OneDrive for Business like you can with OneDrive personal

On OneDrive personal you can share a folder with a view only link that anyone can use without signing in with a Microsoft account and in OneDrive for Business you can only do that with individual documents. We have forms in a folder and I have to share out a link to each form instead of just sharing out a link to the folder giving people access to all forms at once.

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  • Mike Mingos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a major FAIL from Microsoft. I migrated from Onedrive to Onedrive for business and i couldn't find the "Get Link" option with left click. I was soooo dissapointed i want to go back to Onedrive personal! Sometimes i am wondering, do they use their own products in Microsoft ?

  • Jared Pickerell - Troy USD 429 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I truly do understand the security concerns as knowing we have control of how our data is shared is critical. But, please let your customers decide for themselves whether this should be allowed per site (and even per user or by group). Please don't make the decision for us. There are many cases where anonymous folder guest links would not be desired for a site but there are just as valid use cases where it truly is desired, whether it be a read-only, full read-write, or even write only ("drop box" functionality).

    Yes, the read-write, or drop-only permissions would need further scrutiny before turning on (and again, could be per-site or per-user or group), but let us decide what, who, and for whom to enable the functionality for. Even if not giving customers write functionality, please at least reconsider the read-only option.

    I posted the same comment as above to an earlier idea titled "Create "Get a link" for a folder" (91 votes, link below) and linked back to this idea for people to vote on (as the original is marked as "Not Right Now" and can no longer be voted on).

    https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/7237690-create-get-a-link-for-a-folder

  • Jared Pickerell - Troy USD 429 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Al I can say is yes, yes, YES, YES!!!!! Not being able to share without login a folder (sure, it can be an admin setting that is off by default if it is a security issue but that O365 admins can turn on) is a huge missing bit of functionality vs the OneDrive consumer service. I'm in a school environment and needing to share some folders out with various internal (students and teachers) and external (parents, outside 3rd party teacher without O365 account) users in one easy share. I can do it with the consumer service (that's actually what I am using for a couple of classes) It seems a shame when we have O365 and can't use it as easily or do things that are available on the consumer side.

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