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
Earlier this year, across the various options of sharing links, we introduced the capability of “block download” enabling you to keep your content in the cloud by not allowing users to download Office files. This capability helps you avoid out of date copies and maintain access control. Today, we are glad to announce that shortly, you will be able to apply the same functionality to images, 3D, PDF files and more.
block download option is not available in my office 365. am i missing something? set password and expiration date options are available
OneDrive is great, but I cannot use it show design layout PDFs to clients because "DOWNLOAD" cannot be turned off. A pity to have to back to Google Drive.
Awesome, please let us know when the feature is implemented
Great feature but in testing I have found that this can only be done at file level. Would be nice to be able to achieve the same at folder level which would then prevent download of all Office documents within.
It would also be very good if this wasn't just applicable to Office documents but all file extensions as well.
Pankaj Sharma commented
Idea was simple and perfect: Edit and Save, but, no download.
Scenario: We would like to share an excel spreadsheet with customer, which customer will fill and save. But they should not be able to download that sheet.
So, can we do that?
Where is the Link Settings/ View-Only feature implemented? - I can't find it so far in Powerpoint 365 or Onedrive. Just see settings for allowing or disallowing editing (which is meaningless since the file can be downloaded and edited) and expiry. Can use modification password to prevent editing, but download still available.
Cindy L. Breitman commented
We need this to prevent others from downloading a video we want to share. What are the options there? We just upgraded our account specifically to set an expiration date and password but what is the point if people can download it and then share it with others?
Will/Is this option available in Teams?
We'd also like the feature where a user an edit a Word or Excel document, but cannot *download* the file to their device.
Like Anonymous commented on March 3, 2019 8:12 AM:
"This is pain for as well. We have very sophisticated EXCEL files, and we don't want users to download and keep a copy."
Daryl Blowes commented
It says you deployed for Public links, but Downloading still seems to be enabled for Videos ... is this going to be released for Videos?
Quan Nguyen commented
It seems like we can block people from downloading the files on a PC web browser only. The Onedrive apps on Android and iOS and mobile web browsers haven't supported the feature yet. Can you guys work on that too?
I just noticed how you can block from Download when READING EXCEL. But we really need is to disable it when EDITING as well.
This is pain for as well. We have very sophisticated EXCEL files, and we don't want users to download and keep a copy.
This Feature will be amazing!! it must come soon. Google Drive has already got the ability ;p
Please hurry, this feature is really missing!
What about blocking Non-Office files such as .jpg or PDF's?
Still can’t see any of these options in OneDrive but, as with others who have posted here, this feature needs to be implemented with PDF and media files, not simply restricted to Microsoft’s proprietary formats if OneDrive is to be more widely adopted.
PS Leaving messages on this forum via a smart phone is very difficult as scrawling through your message is nigh-on impossible!
Need to allow editing and the same time block downloading
the option to view online only (no download) must include PDF and other files types, not just Office docs. We STILL have to rely on services like Box, come on Microsoft we have been waiting so long and we still only have a partial solution?
Kevin Schilling commented
This needs to work on PDF's or it is pointless.