File Sharing link options (expire date, password, public, resharing....)
Add the possibility to improve the link sharing of files.
1. out of the explorer with the Dropdown menu "copy share link"
nice to have:
2. an expiration date on shared links (expires in ... days, expire date
3. make link public or private (logged in, everyone)
4. allow upload to folder wich is shared
5. prevent from download (vie only)
Thanks for the suggestion. Sharing is super important and this idea has many suggestions. Can you please break this up into distinct ideas.
File sharing options can really be improved!
To my organisation, "2. an expiration date on shared links (expires in ... days, expire date " is rather a must have, not only for anonymous links but with all sharing options. Also, it is awaited to have it configurable through the admin interface in order to force an expiration period the user cannot override.
why oh why can you only set a link expiration date when you choose to the option to share with anyone. This really should be available on all options especially when you are sharing it using the specific person option - which is the most secure!
When sharing files, it should really default expire after X days. This is for the security benefit of EVERYONE, and can also reduce load for OneDrive to purge once expired.
For sharing productivity, this should also be part of the desktop onedrive app. The current one I'm using just opens a browser, and I have to login, and if it's a doc/pdf, one drive tries to render and slows me down further. Then I have to click Share again to initiate share. ** !! THIS IS HORRIBLE UX !! **.
I often need to share files or folders with an external clients which is easy to do in OD. Although i can set an expiry date for the share, i would love to be able to set a One Time password for the share as it's sometimes quite sensitive information and just sending a link that could end up anywhere leave me a little exposed. Yes a password could be passed on but if it's sent as a separate email at least i'm slightly protected.
Many of my clients don't have MS logins and there are almost too may to add a users.
Is this one time password a possible feature?
Matthew Doucette commented
Why does OneDrive shared links give full permissions? It should default to read-only!
Philip Howard commented
I also agree that you should be able to choose a folder where you have shared a OneDrive link and then be able to invalidate at a later date. Those people who still access whatever is stored there will be quick enough to ask for a new link.
You can also try "Protected Links" by sixthlife at codecanyon.net It helps you expire links by time and more. works with onedrive files
Daniel Kovacic commented
- Date Expiry or Number of days link is valid for.
- Link valid for x amount of downloads.
- and if possible a download log, date-time log of when link was opened/downloaded.
Julie Anne commented
I, too would like to create expiring download links in OneDrive.
These are awesome improvements. I like the expiration date the best
Nathalie Laroche commented
I have the same request, but I would also add this:
- having a plugin into Outlook, to add links of files to share to "public" that would ease the steps.
- also, an esay way to select and if needed, to combine multiple files to download in a few steps and with instructions for the end Customer to use it
- also, when compressing multiple files and sending it, have a merge program that will work for Microsoft users and Apple users, without any distinction that the process should include.
Actually, for an Enterprise solution, it is far to be great and easy to share with others. See Citrix Share Files and compare both.
Thanks - I have full faith in the great development that actually we get with the solution - :-)
Jordi MdD commented
I think this is a good idea... Like others clouds providers like Dropbox
add direct link :) that will more good
siraj uddin commented
I like it
File sharing is what the cloud is made for. Dropbox has made this very simple and yet I am baffled why MS Onedrive team doesn't understand this. Unbelievable that this is not a priority with you. Your current system is kludgy. Nobody wants to only be able to access their shared files via Explorer one at a time. They want a file, right in their directory tree that they can access anytime.
Hey Microsoft, here is an idea: open up your own Dropbox account, try it and emulate it. This is what the customer wants and why they are still using Dropbox. Is this so hard to understand. Du verstehe ich mich? Capeesh? ¿entendido?
an expiration date on shared links (expires in ... days, expire date)
That's the only thing why we will not choose OneDrive....
I will add my weight to what RS said on 13 May 2015 - sharing of folders in Onedrive formerly allowed one to select "get a link" and the options available were "View Only", "Edit" and "Public". Now "Public" is no longer available. This was in fact the primary use I had for the Onedrive site, at least regarding photos. Now, I have reason to look elsewhere for a photo hosting site.
Bad decision on Microsoft part to remove this, this move will drive me to another photo hosting service. The feature obviously was already working and implemented, so it's not like there was any cost to Microsoft to provide the "Public" option, all the work was already done and in place. Removing it simply causes users to move elsewhere.
Suggest you bring it back.