Create "Get a link" for a folder
It is always difficult to find a way receive large email attachment over the allowed limit. Can OneDrive create and share a folder that can allowing external client upload files into the share folder via a guest share link. Just as easy as creating a download share link by click on "Get a link" , copy and paste into an email, allowing external client download the file without creating a Mircosoft Account.
Thanks for the suggestion. For security reasons we only support folder uploads from users with accounts.
We are using FileRequestPro.com to receive files from customers in our onedrive folder. We create a file request links, no need for our customers to create an account in OneDrive.
Would be great to have this bundle into OneDrive
I believe this is achievable by creating a Anyone editable link with a expiry date fora folder. And sharing that link will allow users to upload files with out creating account (off course you shouldn't share the link with any one else) :)
Will this be available soon? i dont see it on the road map either. how can we suggest this to a more effective audience in Microsoft where it will be treated urgently
This is completely counter-intuitive of the whole concept of why we purchase these services. It is bad enough that each file has a guest link longer than a Scandinavian surname, but now I have to set EACH file a seperate link to submit to clients for the contents of a folder!! Why did I switch from google drive to this again?
Mike Mingos commented
This is a major flaw in Onedrive for Business. I want to switch back to Onedrive Personal where i could have this option to "Get a link" with left click. Please give the option to each user or administrator to allow this option! Don't destroy the actual products functionality... This is really insane.
+1 Vote for Dropbox and Google Drive. This is a major failing on Microsoft's part they should let their customers decide how to use the product. OneDrive personal has it so why can't Onedrive business? Now I need to use 2 accounts to accomplish such a simple task.
They should also add Camera Upload... Why is it not there anyway as standard!!!!
Hi, I purchased OneDrive Business and I need share with anonymous users (without any microsoft account). Do you plan to add this solution to OneDrive Business?
This is the single biggest request from my users and the #1 reason I cannot get them off DropBox. It's already difficult to convince users to leave DropBox, GoogleDrive, and Box in favor of O365 ecosystem, but this one single feature would allow me to do just that. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE allow it.
Please add this feature. I work in an architectural office where we require to share large numbers of drawings with contractors, suppliers etc. the majority of which do not have MS accounts and only need to open and download the contents of the folder. If we can only share individual files by anonymous link and have 100 drawings to share then onedrive for business is effectively useless. We had hoped to use this instead of dropbox but this is a major hindrance. We have also noted that it is not possible to select multiple files within a folder and download which can be very time consuming.
@Douglas Pearce How does making the user create a microsoft account add any security, anyone can create an account, it just doesn't make sense.
Well, if one cannot vote for this, then might as well vote for Google Drive and Dropbox. Quite a disappointment.
Just because lack of this feature I am still using Google Drive for such a simple task.
I often want to share bunch of files with anonymous people (my customers)
We sell products of several different brands and each brand has its own brochures, price lists etc... Instead of sending these docs as attachments every single time, I just want to be able to upload them to One Drive for Business folder create a link where guests can only read or download the files. No editing or uploading capabilities are provided! For everything else, we ask people to sign in first.
Why is such a simple feature omitted on O365 and why I, as a paying customer, still need to use Google Drive for such basic task?
Please address this issue asap. This is highly needed....
Jared Pickerell - Troy USD 429 commented
@Douglas Pearce, 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.
If you want to show your support for this feature (and can't as this idea is marked as "Not Right Now"), you might vote for the duplicate idea for same functionality titled "Share a folder on OneDrive for Business like you can with OneDrive personal" here: https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/11624757-share-a-folder-on-onedrive-for-business-like-you-c
Jared Pickerell - Troy USD 429 commented
@Douglas Pearce, I truly do understand the security concerns, 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 (and where a read-only URL being shared to others poses absolutely no risk for the data contained).
If you are wanting to vote for this feature and cannot since it is marked as "Not Right Now", you may show your support for this at the duplicate idea for the same functionality titled "Share a folder on OneDrive for Business like you can with OneDrive personal" is here: https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/11624757-share-a-folder-on-onedrive-for-business-like-you-c
While I understand the safety concern, it seems that Microsoft could create a work around by putting something like an unsecure icon on shared folders. As long as we let users know they know that what is in that folder can be seen by others, they can manage it from their. Where do we draw the line for security? I think this line should be adjusted.
We're deeply invested in Office 365 but now are getting push back to offer competitor services.
MS needs to update features to keep up with competition.
So when are we getting this anonymous link to share a folder? As told before I have several users that don't want to create Microsoft accounts and most of the recipients will forward my email to others (public link). The competition is already using this feature why not Microsoft? Thanks for listening
Milton Lopez commented
What about anonymous read-only access to a folder? The documentation is not very clear on how to do it.
Tom Ryan Syntax commented
DropBox has this feature ;)
Isn't that already possible?
I right-click the folder, select "Share" and then in the new window, you can select "Get link" and select whether the receiving party can just view or also edit the files in the folder.
I use non-business OneDrive, though