Shared With Me view should show files / folders shared from other organizations
Shared With Me only shows files shared by colleagues within an organization. If files are shared from another organize they don't show up under the "Shared With Me" view. The only way to access files shared from another organization is to know the direct URL.
Shared with Me now shows files shared from colleagues in other organizations! Items are marked with a “globe” icon in the list.
It doesn’t work for us here. I still see no shared files nor folders from other organizations whatsoever…
Ruben Carreño commented
It seems very important to have this function active since I support several organizations that share information in OneDrive and it is not possible to see it except from the web browser, which is uncomfortable
I noticed this was implemented in Oct 2019, based on Admin comment above, but we still can't get this to work.
Timothy Lau commented
When is one drive really shareable in the real sense?
just created a shared library in OneDrive. added members. doesn't show up in my shared libraries.
I can find the sharepoint site that was created. however, I cannot use OneDrive if it doesn't show up immediately in each members shared libraries sidebar. if it isn't that simple, it isn't useful.
We tried to share a documents library in a Sharepoint website between 2 organizations (B2B): the owner A and the guest B. Both of them has an Office 365 licence from its own organization.
The guest B has access to the library through the sharepoint website and also it can synchronize the files with the OneDrive application for Windows 10.
But if he goes to the online OneDrive application, the library doesn’t appear on the Shared with Me, neither with the iphone OneDrive application.
We discussed this experience with the helpdesk Microsoft.
The shared library should appear in both of these applications.
there are very few instances where people would need to share files on One Drive within an organization… they could just have access to a hard drive on their server. I guess if an organization is spread out over multiple sites it might be helpful but if a company is that big I just feel like they would probably be doing something else. Right now it is really only useful to have a cloud backup of my personal files. in order for this to actually function as a business tool I need to be able to share files across multiple organizations. Dropbox is able to do that, but I would rather not buy another piece of software… and I would have to ask all my clients to buy new software in order to work with me… Microsoft really needs to figure out how to make this work if they are going to continue advertising One Drive as a business solution.
Linda Rawson commented
We have just spent hours trying to figure out how to share folders within our organization. Dropbox is so easy! We are diligently trying to migrate and I am so frustrated. Beyond belief. I went online line to see the shared libraries and they are not there. I finally was able to locate them by going to Outlook and clicking on the email that invited me to the shared library and then I happened to spot them in the shared groups of Outlook. I think I am finally synced but wow...what a difficult process. Now I am wondering how I would even add an external to our organization rights to a folder when we can't even share internally. Maybe that only is allowed on the first Thursday of the month at a certain time.
Greg Vitale commented
this is a very basic function in cloud services. It makes the folder collaberative. Most services allows external users and its part of a premium or business package. It's paid for but its still an option. Without this functions onedrive is not a business solution its just a personal cloud service and completely unusable for business functions
Mark Davis commented
Need to be able to share files in OneDrive across different organizations. Have several accounts on multiple domains and they cannot share files that save in their OneDrive's even though they work for the same company. They really need this function!!
Angela Rosa Hurston commented
Yes! Please make shared files and folders viewable in the "Shared" section by ALL people with full permissions like Google Drive does. It's crazy that everyone working on a shared document or within a shared folder can't view in their OneDrive. My project partner and I just wasted an hour looking for shared Word file expecting it to show up in her OneDrive until we came across this forum post explaining this weird oversight in Microsoft's design.
I would love to see this implemented. We got a client that gets OneDrive for Business Shares from several other companies. Really not intuitive that I don't see the data that is "Shared with me" from external users.
Ajay Gupta commented
Shared folder from onedrive should to be show in the ondrive of other people whom you shared the folder but still this feature is missing.I think one drive needs to be work on it.
shakti dogra commented
We have purchased Office 365 Business Premium license single user, we are facing a problem with one drive, when someone send a file it does not sync in "Share with me" folder.
This is a feature it has to come really quick.... the basic of sharing files around the world. can`t Believe that this is not implemented in OFB…..
Please give us this basic feature!!!
Not only is it surprising that this isn't already implemented, the documentation isn't clear at all on how this works. According the documentation one would think that all files that have been shared with him/her would show up under "Shared with Me" in both the OneDrive web app and the desktop apps (Excel, Word). It took a fair amount of digging to determine that the Shared with Me folder is only relevant to docs shared by other users within the same tenant.
As collaboration requirements across different organisations increases this feature become more critical.
Jesse C commented
This is also frustrating because if you have many Organization shares, and then you add in individual shares from others it turns into a jumbled mess. Other file sharing services don't have this problem and have figured it out, no need to reinvent the wheel.