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.
Jake Sherlock commented
This is a serious issue. Just found this out right after my first payment for my Business Service.
I am assuming Douglas Pearce left the company and no one took over his thinking about it process!? 2016 is a long long time ago, at least update your answer please.
I am incredulous that this is still impossible to do. :(
ESCALATION!!!!! MS get off your couches and solve this **** issue!!!!!! Thanks for providing this issue in 2016! Solve it! ****!
Hello, i have this issue also. I see this post is already getting old. Is there any news about a certain solution ?
Through a link access is possible but not modifying since the Business account does not exist on Onedrive that is not for Business
Its been 2 years and MS still looking into it.
How is this not possible? This is madness! I have an invitation, sent to my work account, for a OneDrive folder, and I have to make a new, personal account just to access it? As does my entire team?
This is a broken tool.
Je kan MIcrosoft Flow gebruiken om een verbinding te leggen tussen verschillende OneDrives! Personal naar Business sync, (of zelfs naar Google voor backups als je dat wil).
Flow is onderdeel van je business abonnement en gratis te gebruiken!
Yangbin Ma commented
And it almost TWO YEARS since MS "is looking at it". Very impressive! MS is dreaming everyone to have a Business OneDrive account as well as personal.
Yangbin Ma commented
I can't believe this feature is not available even on a paid version? I recently started using OneDrive for business, hoping that I can collaborate with my clients (who are mainly using personal Onedrive), until I realise it is impossible to share/sync folders between business and personal. What a great disappointment Microsoft!
Joe Tonge commented
I'll add my support for this feature. It's not a security issue, because I can send a link from either my personal or my business OneDrive and access it on either end from a web browser. It's just inconvenient, because I don't have a perpetual folder that syncs across devices using different platforms.
It is annoying and MS competitors are making it much more convenient to use their services instead.
Dennys Dugarte commented
This is ridiculous, and to some degree unacceptable. The administrator should determine whether the folder is restricted to only company members or the folder is open to shared and sync with any personal account.
Now the business is using the personal account for the sharing and collaboration purpose of the business. And we are using the business storage for the personal as we can not shared with other personal account or other business. So stupid!
I am a CPA working with individual clients who need to send me PERSONAL information. So they are using a PERSONAL one drive account!! What am I supposed to do ? To ask my clients to use dropbox or googledrive instead of onedrive ?
What's to look at, why is this even restricted ???? such a PAIN microsoft !
There IS a solution using Symlinks.
I use these nowadays quite a fair bit to overcome all these stupid limitations of the various cloud services.
Simply create a Symlink that points to your OneDrive Personal within your OneDrive for Business folder. (Search for it on the web, I am using the free software "Symlink creator" which makes it easy and does not require any DOS entry).
OneDrive personal dumps the files into the Picture folders on OneDrive personal. Since the Symlink in your Business OneDrive thinks this is "his" folder, it will also be automatically be uploaded to the OneDrive for Business account. The benefit of this solution is clear: No extra space needed. The operating systems thinks that the pictures are at 2 locations.
Word of caution:
Of course anything you do in one folder, also happens in the other! It really is just ONE copy of the file(s) even so they appear in 2 locations!
Please Microsoft Fix this problem we need give access to our clients with OneDrive Personal.
highly disappointing. shortly before moving back to dropbox. can't deliver to my client which so unprofessional!
Eddy F. commented
I was hoping to get rid of Google Drive and Dropbox in favor of OneDrive, but I didn't realize until today that Personal and Business truly don't mix. This is not good, and it's made worse by the fact that this idea is almost two years old.
Can we please have a solution to this?
Andy H commented
Still looking Microsoft?
Now start doing...
Shane Krueger commented
I can't possibly overstate how important this feature is