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.
Very frustrating. Here is something similar. I share a folder to folks that use onedrive live and have a outlook.com - hotmail or something from MS. This shared folder is not visible as a shared to me thing. I share it from onedrive or business 365, which looks like it has different functionality from onedrive for persons even if the name are the same. There are something called "our files" Here is ALL FILES showed as one flat list. Almost useless. Sharing must be improved.
Yes, this is a major problem, I spent hours troubleshooting only to just now find this thread :(
I could see both personal and business accounts on both home and work computers, until my office upgraded to Windows 10. What changed?
This is very much confusing..
I shared a onedrive for business folder with my personal account. It shows the folder online, but not in my personal onedrive: in the original onedrive for business, but using my personal account!
What a mess!
Over year since hey agreed yet still not possible.
Wow, the amount of gotchas I gotten since switching from gmail to o365 is astounding... Man I drunk the kool-aide and not liking all the issues...
Octavio Pittaluga commented
I just switch from Google to MS and I’m so disappointed.
I understand they don’t care about the free options, but what they don’t understand is that they are affecting the small businesses which are paying for their services.
Please stop playing around with us and be serious in this topic.
ARE YOU FINISHED WORKING ON THIS?? I JUST CHANGED MY COMPANY TO OUTLOOK FROM GOOGLE AND I AM DISAPOINTED TO SAY THE LEAST BY THIS. I ALREADY PAID A YEARS SUBSCRIPTION. I WANT MONEY BACK...
Jan Demel commented
Possible User Stories:
1. Company has Business Onedrive accounts and want to collaborate with someone outside of the company without a business account. Now they cannot add folders from personal Outlook account into their business accounts and vice versa.
2. User works in the company with Business Onedrive and wants to add a folder from his personal account so that he has regular access to it via file explorer (some photos, home work, personal music collection or whatever). Now he can't.
I don't understand why this isn't possible. With Google Drive it was easy to share between personal and business accounts.
Kimberly Valesky commented
I work in IT and tyring to understand why anyone would want to mix their Business files with their Personal files, when you can simply loginonline to your Business Office 365 account and obtain them when you need them. Also, if you are logged into a personal or business laptop with Windows 10, you should be able to access both onedrives so long as you open and login to both? I know I do, but, maybe some companies limit this ability for security reasons? Only allow business office 365 to authenticate on business approved devices?? Or not allowinng personal Office 365 to authenticate on business computers?
Brad Rymer commented
Hello Everyone...I have found a temporary solution for this. MultCloud.com.
Yes - It does the sync between Personal OneDrive to OneDrive for Business. You can do more than sharing between 2 accounts for free or you can upgrade. You can schedule it and filter out which folders specifically. You can also perform One Way, Two Way and Custom sync options. I thought I would let everyone know because I do NOT like Dropbox. My company still uses it as a server and it is INSANELY stupid.
So frustrating because we have producers that have files on their personal one drive when we hire them and then we set up the business for them and they get very confused and can't get files back and forth between. If I share a file with another company I shouldn't have to figure out if they have a personal or business account.
his is extremely frustrating. I am in a new job and will have to manually transfer all my files from OneDrive to my desktop and then to either Box or Google Drive (just when I DON"T have time to waste). Even though the state university that I work for uses Office 365 it provides other cloud storage solutions for better security and usability. Microsoft you are really missing the boat on this one!! At least an update on this issue does not seem like too much to ask!
Add one more voice to his complaint/suggestion. Glad I found this link. I only wasted about an hour trying to find a solution :)
MS -- Please add this feature. Thee is a need to sync files between Onedrive personal and business. Use Case: Working at home on personal laptop for business.
This is another reason i cannot move all my company's data to OneDrive / Ofice365.
Users need to be able to sync folders in the Office365 Business Premium version of Overdrive with external users who are using OneDrive Personal.
I have to keep much of my company data in Dropbox because it works perfectly for external syncing. Therefore i am paying for two file syncing products and i am unable to use some of the features of Office365 Business Premium because my files don't live there. I need to use a third party file syncing tool from CloudHQ to sync between OneDrive Business / OneDrive Personal / Dropbox. That's subscriptions to three file syncing products to accomplish everything i want to do. That's not a tidy solution.
Ive spent many hours over the years wanting to like OneDrive and make it work but i am unable to recommend to my colleagues to fully adopt it instead of Dropbox. Also from a training point of view some, some non-technical people have a hard time understanding the difference between Personal and Business Onedrive accounts and having multiple Onedrive accounts synced with the same sync client and who you can sync with if your files are in one location opposed to another...... Dropbox just works, you pop in the email address of the person you want to sync with. OneDrive Business has these characteristics that make if difficult for me to adopt and train people and support. I know the products are very different behind the scenes but from an end user point of view OneDrive would be more usable if you could put all your files without worrying about who i can share with or what version of one drive other people have
Matt Barker commented
Hey Douglas Pearce, Any update on this?
Microsoft just can't do this. OneDrive for personal is an application, similar with Dropbox. On the other hand, OneDrive for Business is a completly other application: it's SHAREPOINT!. So... is restricted by design.
How could the answer to this be "thanks for the suggestion"?
Did you really not plan this from the start?
I work for a company so I have a company OneDrive account.
I also have a home OneDrive account.
It is so simple... I want to be able to share folders from my home account so I can open them in my company account. Why can't I just do this?
And why don't you make it clear if people can't do this... hundreds or thousands of people are wasting thousands of hours trying to do it.
I work with a large state government organisation. This issue is such a problem that staff have stopped using OneDrive and have switched over to other solutions like Google Drive.
Microsoft you are being left behind here.
Microsoft is going to lose customers with this.
My organisation is currently trying to utilize the Office 365 for business packages, but after being so heavily invested in the products already, it still feels that we hit a roadblock every time we take a step. Most of the issues seem to be imposed by Microsoft as manipulative ways of squeezing more money out of their customer base.
News flash Microsoft: You are currently breaking your own applications and making it impossible for users to manage joint venture projects with other organisations. Instead of winning the other companies trust you are showing them that they need a team of staff to manage MS product issues and after that the system still won't work. From stunts like this to removing public download links for sharepoint documents or partially blocking MS Project functionality in the cloud, your customers are fed up, your systems are inefficient and the only reason you even have a clientele is because of Outlook, because for every other app the competition blows you away. Our partners are now forcing us onto DropBox Pro anyway (OneDrive sucks according to them), so I think it's only a matter of time before we dump Office altogether...