Sharing between OneDrive Personal and OneDrive for Business
One should be able to share a file from a OneDrive Personal Account to a OneDrive for Business Account.
Right now, the shared file doesn't appear in the receivers Business Account, but only in the Personal Account. But that is useless for people using Business primarily.
A private person owns a OneDrive Personal Account. He/She wants to share project files to a company, which will then work with these files. Sadly the files don't appear in the OneDrive for Business Account of the employee of the company, but they appear in the employees personal Account and mix up with his family pictures, music, whatever. If the company doesnt allow their employees to use their personal accounts when they are on the job, the employee wont be able to do the project and the company would have to reject the customer.
We agree 100% with the suggestion and are exploring ways to enable this. This represents a significant amount of engineering work hence we don’t have a schedule to share yet.
And 5 years later still waiting for this. That's why I don't use OneDrive. And even upgrading to the Business version my account was unable to see shared folders from other 365 corporate users. Unbelievable.
Update? This is a complete pain when trying to share files with family members who have Microsoft 365 for Family but then someone else uses Microsoft 365 for Business.
This needs to be a thing by now. I just started migrating to O365 figuring it'd be easier to collaborate more easily with guests, but they're not all o365 tenants, and because I can't share to personal accounts, I'm back at square one.
Can we get an update on this because I need to know if this will happen before I continue the migration?
I have a paid business and private onedrive account. I would have expected that sharing files between those accounts should be feasible. But I am actually surprised that it won't. Please fix it.
vai user mast use dropbox to share files, cant use paid OneDrive to share files betwen privet and Business, please do somtihng so it works
Personal users want to protect and remain in ownership of their data too. Why is there not the ability to share in this way?
This presents a security problem for most Organizations as they need to prevent sensitive data from being shared. So it actually make sense this isn't a feature yet.
Star D. commented
Out of votes, but supporting
Antonio Defina commented
Is this issue fixed? It is very important to me! Thanks!
I'm so glad I found this thread because now I know that the problem is not me being unable to solve this problem but actually Microsoft not thinking about how their customers use their products and, after being told about it, not caring.
This is exactly the reason why I will go back from using a Surface Pro, OneDrive, OneNote to some other, properly working solution (yet to be decided). Microsoft is so unable to improve their user experience that, in the 6 years I've been using the above mentioned setup, there has not been one instance of me thinking "well, that is an improvement". Instead, using those products just gets more and more complicated. It's expensive, it's complicated and, most of the times, it doesn't work.
From now on, I will be using the competition wherever I can!
Microsoft needs to seriously find a way forward to enable this to happen and then give an update on when this will be resolved. This lack of compatibility between different one drive systems is not only frustrating for people especially for your paying customers, but also shows a complete lack of vision and understanding of how the product is used by all including their paying client base. Looks like I will be increasing my subscription to dropbox.
What a waste of time for users and admins, and an awful experience on both sides. Ridiculous that these products have the same name and yet are completely incompatible. Only Microsoft could be this inept, and still have done nothing but think about it for 4 years.
As Sas commented
Bye bye microsoft office 365, hello google
We need this so urgently...
Douglas Parker commented
I was completely onboard with migrating to Microsoft 365 and actually had the migration planned for next week.
Then I saw that you cannot share files between OneDrive and OneDrive for Business... This is a deal breaker for me as it is for many others. 4 years of thinking about it... Microsoft clearly doesn't care about collaboration. GSuite is looking like a much better option at this point.
Same issue here! PLEASE SOLVE IT :)
When a business partner shares a folder from his OneDrive Business account via e-mail link, I can't see it in my OneDrive Personal "shared" section (e-mail address of my OneDrive Personal account is the same as the one for which the link was shared). I can only access the folder if I click on the provided link they sent me and then upload/download files via the web-interface. However, that's highly inefficient! You should be able to see the shared folder from the OneDrive Business also in your OneDrive Personal. Otherwise companies will not be able to efficiently collaborate with freelancers and external partners :(
See also this post - PLEASE ALSO VOTE HERE :)
I sthis fixed now?
Reinhart ADAM commented
I am now in contact with the business support team of Microsoft for severel weeks in contact. Unfortunatley I cannot see any progress in solving that issue.
The stratgey to offer 2 products with the same name (OneDrive) which are incompatible with each other (OneDrive from a Business account and from a Personal account), is completly missleading for customers. And in addition it causes frustration (due to confusing error messages) and customer dissatisfaction.
In the end customers move to other cloud solutions and Microsoft loses market share.
This kind of product strategy is hard to understand!?
John Morgan commented
Please resolve this issue. I was trying to offer an employee in my business, some additional, personal, rather than business, (freelance) work. However, I can't share my personal files with her 365 account, which has far more available space to do the job than her own personal account. So we're a bit stuck until MS comes up with a solution.