Allow root-level sharing of one's entire OneDrive.
I would love to be able to give my wife global access to my OneDrive account by sharing the root folder. Currently I can only share sub-folders.
Jared Pickerell commented
Would absolutely love to see this capability for OneDrive personal (not talking about OD4B in this particular use case) accounts!
An example is sharing among family members, and specifically of one spouse wanting to share their entire OneDrive with the other (not having to share individual Documents, Pictures, Music, etc folders for example).
Another family example is an older (or not so older) parent wanting to share their entire OneDrive with a child or a parent wanting to share their younger child's with themselves or an older child wanting to do the same with a parent or sibling.
Another use case would be an individual who has two separate OneDrive account (two separate Microsoft accounts), again, MS Account, not AzureAD/O365 and needs to easily share files between the two. There are many use cases where two personal accounts exist and those use cases won't go away.
Making one folder in the root (and sharing it) and placing the other folders in that folder doesn't always work either. Some apps (Office Lens is an example) look for that Documents folder directly in the root folder. Other applications are similar or even put their own folder directly in the root folder.
Thanks for taking this into consideration Microsoft!
Boy Howdy commented
Below comment worked for me as well but one caveat, if you are using the newer version of onedrive for the web, you have to click on the link at the bottom left that says "Go back to classic Onedrive" before it works
Ashutosh Kumar commented
The steps shared by Dude Stevens worked for me. Thanks
Dude Stevens commented
It is possible!! - remember that the OneDrive files work like an individual's SharePoint Document Library. *note: I use this practice in OneDrive for Business
- Open the user's OneDrive Documents (root, top level) and click the gear next to the profile in the upper right
- select Site Settings
- select Site Permissions
there will be a yellow alert box stating that content on the site exists with different permissions assigned
- click the "Show these items" hyperlink
a dialog pops up
- select the "manage permissions" hyperlink next to Documents
- click the Grant Permissions button in the ribbon
- you are then presented with the standard OneDrive/SharePoint share dialog box for the root, top level, parent of all folders and files in the user's OneDrive.
Sam LaRoche says this is possible in OD for Business, but I am not finding that to be the case. Most of our staff want their administrative assistants to have access to their files, and it will be very helpful if the entire OneDrive for Business folder can be shared instead of having to create a sub-folder and put everything in it just to be able to share.
Sam LaRoche commented
FYI, this is possible in OneDrive for business.
In my case work with my kids.