Prevent shared files from being downloaded
I think it would be great if there was some setting to turn download's of a shared file or folder ON\OFF... what I mean is suppose I want to share a File\Folder with someone, I would only want them to be able to view\edit it online and not be able to download it onto their computer.. to take this idea further, it could also be helpful if you could prevent copying content from shared files... the download permission could probably be visible once a user decides to share a particular file with someone
OneDrive for Business users are now able to share a link to Office documents that blocks recipients from downloading copies but still allows them to view the document in Office Online.
Users can create links that block download by using the common Sharing experience that exists across Office 365. By going into Link Settings they’ll be able to toggle the “block download” option for view-only links.
We’ve completed rollout for “anyone” and “people in my organization” links, and are working on enabling it for the remaining link types. “Specific people” links are enabled on web endpoints and we’re working on native clients.
We are working on bringing this same capability to other file types.
Sean Kimbell commented
I can see the ability to block downloads with documents but when I click on a video file that option disappears.
Unfortunately, the Business features make embedding documents on websites or blogs extremely unreliable, often asking for credentials, even when using a public link, so I'm damned if I do, damned if I don't.
The block download should be available for edit links as well.
Hi! how do I put the download restriction on the folder containing the shared files? thank you!
Rahul Barua commented
but it does not restrict video to get downloaded even option is not visisble. you have have this option already or this
What is the timeline to enable blocking of download for all types of files? This is much needed in the business
The sole reason I purchased this license was to allow remote employees to edit spreadsheets but not have the ability to download or print. I also thought there was an option to include a watermark. It appears that granting permission to edit also includes ability to download.
At this point, I am unable to use the product for its intended purpose. Can Excel's online document access restrictions be changed? It wold be good to disable the ability to copy text as well.
I am a photographer, and sometimes I want my clients to be able to view images but not download them. Would this business feature work with jpeg files and folders containing them??
Adam Monnery commented
It would be handy to enable this at shared folder level as well, that would streamline sharing multiple documents none of which you want downloaded.
Christian Seres commented
Is it still possible to use an xml VBA based sheet in full working order opening it via one drive with EXCEL?
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP
What is the holdup on PDFs? We've been on O365 for a few months and it's been one of our biggest pain points.
The simple binary ability to turn the download capability for ANY file type <On> or <Off> is a seemingly widespread requirement amongst the Microsoft diaspora. So, howsabout it, MS?
We need to have documents made available online for editing but users with edit access should not be able to download the whole file.
So the "do not download" restriction should be available for both view and edit.
Users should also be able to use the desktop client version to collaborate and edit, but the option to save the file outside the original onedrive for business location of the author should be disabled.
Rohin Cooper commented
Hi.. it would be good to have a feature where users can only view and edit but not download the workbook.
Hello, I just tried a OneDrive Business account especially for the toggle option of downloading, which is important for me. Unfortunately, it seems that the password option is not available with a business account, whereas it is available with a personal 365 account :( Can you validate this observation ?
Anyone have status on this? We want to share a file(video) but do not want to allow it to be downloaded.
We have E3 license.
Hi I saw this option appear online, but within 5 minutes it was gone! Will it be released soon ? thank you!
This is not available for "Anyone" option, as you stated... where and how can we see and use this?
Anything new about this? OneDrive is really waste of money...
block download option is not available in my office 365. am i missing something? set password and expiration date options are available