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 This capability helps you avoid out of date copies and maintain access control.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.
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
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.