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
We’ve rolled out an update which includes support for PDF files, images, audio and other file formats. This update doesn’t yet include support for video files but we’re working on it and will have more to share soon!
Prevent PDF files from download option not there in Office 365 Home / Family
Dennis Fitzpatrick commented
1 Microsoft advertises that OneDrive for Business will permit a video to be previewed but not downloaded. This feature does not work. I have attached a screenshot.
2 OneDrive for Business PowerPoint video loads very slow through Stream, 5 seconds or more. It needs to work quicker when teaching 15 students online.
3 OneDrive for Business PowerPoint does not have the features of desktop PowerPoint and it is much slower.
4 OneDrive for Business syncs slowly and does not make files available right away as needed.
5 When a word file is opened, it first opens any other word file that is already opened. Just open the word file I want at the time.
6 The expiration dates could be better by letting them apply to a folder and not just a file, one by one.
7 Instead of uploading a video to Stream and then copying the link to a PowerPoint file in OneDrive for Business (a cumbersome task), I would like Microsoft to do it the way Google Drive and Dropbox do it. I just send the entire PowerPoint file including mp4 videos and use sharing to add expiration dates and block downloads. Why can't Microsoft do it the simple way the other online services do it?
September 15, 2020
DrRaju Singh commented
Block download option for folder and file should be available in link sharing settings.
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David Gorman commented
Folder level blocking is needed.
Please roll this out at a folder level. I often share more than 30 files at a time so don't want to be sharing each file individually to enable the block download feature.
Daphne Hoover commented
With all of the regulations around data protections evolving daily the ability to block at the folder level seems like a no brainer and an easy fix. Please activate this ability asap.
Can this also be enhanced to including blocking all files at the folder level?
Please activate the ability to block downloads of entire folder and subfolder content.
Steven McMonagle commented
Hi, we are struggling with the lack of ability to block downloads for .mp4 files, do you have any ETA on this functionality being available?
David Martin commented
@Admin You said that this feature has been rolled out but until now others still can download my sharing PDF files despite I've turned off editing privilege.
Are you also going to block printing? You can now set "block download" for a PDF file for example, but you can still print through Chrome, Firefox, Edge, etc.
It would be great to block downloads of either folders or multiple files at once. Or alternately to block downloading by certain people files have been shared with (rather than per file/link).
Thanks for your work thus far! Looking forward to the option of having videos and full folders shareable in view mode with the option to turn off downloading in the near future.
It is great to have the block download feature for other file types finally. However, if I share a folder on onedrive consisting of pdf files and word files, I cannot opt for this feature for the whole folder. It is tiring to do this for each file independently in a folder. Kindly update it to allow the full folder to be blocked for downloading.
It is unbelievable... this request originally came in in Feb, 2015 and now it's May, 2020 and we still don't have it?!
David O commented
Can't wait for this feature. When will it be rolled out? Can not beleive MS didn't do this by default not just for 365!
Can we apply this to Stream too?
Manil Agarwal commented
Any update on this? Truly hoping you will bring the download restriction for shared video and other file types soon. Love the simplicity of sharing through One Drive but the lack of this feature is restricting me from including it more often in my work flow.
do we have an update to have an option of block download for folders?
What can it be ready? Blocking other file types.
This kind of problem we are facing in media company in times of pandemic. Looking forward for the solution. Please implement it now.