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.
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.
It's been a year and a half since this was flagged.
Mark Clover commented
Please, please do this!
It feels like Microsoft have gone out of their way to put a barrier between people who pay for their Microsoft services and those who don't. Presumably to drive more sales.
I was invited to share a OneDrive folder from a personal account. But to upload to the folder I needed to sign in, which I tried to do with my paid 365 account. No joy! It told me my account didn't exist and then invited me to create a new account.
Which I tried to do.
But guess what? It wouldn't let me sign up with a professional email domain and suggested I use Gmail.
So the only way I can now interact with this client is by using a personal email account, which in my book makes me look very unprofessional.
The Microsoft business support suggested I talk to the Microsoft personal support... Who suggested I take it up with the business support.
I fully agree with this suggestion.
I have found out some other similar feedbacks. Please vote on those also, if you agree with them, to attract the attention of Microsoft engineers.
But now I'm even more frustrated that this issue has been around for FOUR years, it's one of the TOP 3 issues on User Voice, and all the GPM is doing is "thinking about it." That's incredibly disappointing. It is one of the highest voted items right now. How could this not be planned yet? Why isn't it on the roadmap yet? Microsoft has some of the best engineers in the world, you should be able to do this. What's obvious is that you aren't listening to the 200+ customers who cared enough to comment on the issue. Again, the user experience is horrible.
First, it doesn't make sense why I, as a consumer, am not allowed to share files to Onedrive Business users. Second, the user experience is awful. Rather than notify me that I'm not allowed to share with Onedrive Business accounts, it just shows up as an error. Then, when I try to open the file from my Onedrive business account, it doesn't allow me to work with the document in my account and gives an error when I try to log in.
There is something very very wrong with the user experience for this use case, whether the functionality is possible or not. I would never have this problem on Google Drive.
Warren Isaacs commented
Just stumbled across this issue today. A client of mine who only has a personal account has shared a folder...which I cannot see from my business account.
I assumed one of us was doing something wrong. Now I see that this is a "feature" and that people have been asking for it to be resolved for 4 years.
This is inexcusable, MS. Please sort it out. At least give us a workaround.
Seria importante que la herramienta cuente esta opción, ya que google drive lo tiene desde el inicio. Lamentable no poder tener esto disponible.
Tim Jasper commented
Wow unbelievable. What a major oversight by Microsoft. Four years later and still no implementation.
Satya N. commented
"This represents a significant amount of engineering work" seems to mean "we messed up really badly and our design isn't sustainable." It's scary how bad Microsoft seems to be at software.
Wow. Who thought this was a good idea? Please change asap. Let me decide if I want to share business with personal, not MS.
I use Onedrive Business for commercial issues and educational activities I would like to share educational activities with my students. The problem is, I cannot demand that they have paid bills. It would be very good if they could download it on "their" OneDrive and update directly on the PC.
Are you serious, you can't share files from business to personal?????????
who the **** made that rule, what a waste of time, by by onedrive
Craig Reilly commented
No wonder I can never figure out where the files are... they are suddenly in my OneDrive personal account - with the same exact email address as my OD4B account.
Oy vey! This does not work for business.
Scottie Williams commented
I agree. Otherwise I will consider going to Google Suite. This makes paying this kind of money pointless. Microsoft, get it right!
This is a deal breaker. I will cancel the 2nd subscription. Easy sharing and including in everyone's OneDrive is key. You are actually punishing paying subscribers. Not solved after 4 (!!!) years despite over 2000 votes. I am so angry and disappointed about this, you have no idea. I don't like Google Drive, but at least it works. Shame on MS for missing such core feature and driving loyal customers to the competitor.