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.
@EugeneLin - you said "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."
Has this been fully implemented yet?
Skill Plan commented
It's end of January 2019 and don't see this feature :(
James Erasmus commented
Great feature, really important for small business and others ofcourse...still waiting though, please MS crew get this done asap :)
I would like to see this feature with videos, photos, etc. also.
Is there any update on this feature and if so, will it be for videos as well?
Is this 'Working On It' comment still accurate:
"We’ll be gradually rolling this out to customers in late November, and the roll out will be completed worldwide by the end of January."
I am in Australia and I am looking forward to see the tool to prevent files being downloaded.
Is this feature available for use now? If yes, how do we enable this feature?
Where are these settings to block download? In SharePoint? OneDrive? Exchange?
I have looked for "link settings" and see this option no where.
Please consider prioritizing this feature for photos as well as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, this is critical for consumer privacy.
You must DISALLOW DOWNLOADING OF FILES when shared., This is a basic functionality. Please understand the do the needful.
I would like to be able to send someone a file request. This would allow me to receive files pretty much any size from clients, etc.
Is there any update in the rollout of this feature?
How about a feature to prevent sharing anything a "private" folder, you would have to move items you want to share to different folder. This would prevent things from accidentally being shared
I agree with the addition of sender-defined features for download and secondary sharing permissions - for both documents and videos. Looking forward to seeing the updates.
Any update on this essential permission? Google Drive has it.
Video files would be critical for us.
Not having this feature is forcing us to hesitate the adoption of OneDrive. We are concerned about data leakage.
Santosh Kumar commented
Is there any update about this function?
I'd also like to point out that competing cloud services have had this feature for years now.
Any movement on this for all files