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 are working on releasing the ability to Block Download for other file types now! You can currently block download for office file types!
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
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?