Share OneDrive files with anonymous links
It has been suggested that I put this feature request here (see https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msofficeonedrivefb-msoother-mso_o365b/share-onedrive-files-with-anonymous-links/79927f8c-3fae-4f85-a148-aec5de4122bc?tm=1534884711990)
I have not been able to find a solution to anonymously share files we store on our company's OneDrive with the rest of the world.
I find it very problematic that the generated links always contain a reference to the user who is sharing the file.
This is problematic as, if we know who we share the file with in first instance, we haven't got the slightest clue who the file might be shared with further on...
I would expect a similar behavior as on Dropbox where the file or folder's identifier is just a hash without any further reference to the user or his personal details. Quite amazed this isn't possible out of the box. Actually quite amazed this isn't the default behavior.
Any suggestions ? Solutions ?
Filipe Madureira commented
I was going to change to OneDrive, started testing, and found this big problem.
It makes no sense to have personal user information in the link.
I'm sticking with Dropbox for the moment.
this idea is very important for me ! ..
Thank you! I keep having to move files into my PERSONAL Microsoft account to share, which DOESN'T share my information in the link, but my personal file is filling up. I'd rather be able to share directly from my work Office 365 account without the extra step and double storage.
Thank you for posting, I'm also baffled as to why OneDrive needs to include potentially sensitive information inside the link when it already has a hash. Every time we have to share a file with a customer, we have to upload it to Dropbox and generate a truly innocuous looking URL. This is wasted time and resources.
I support this idea. Google Drive is better, safer and more intuitive here with its anonymous folder sharing.