Allow others to upload & create files in shared folders without needing a Microsoft Account
Not everyone uses Microsoft stuff. In order for OneDrive to truely be a place for collaboration, people without Microsoft accounts need to be able to access, edit and upload files to the folders that are shared.
There is already a setting to not require a Microsoft account for viewing or editing. This should be extended to creating and uploading. Especially when the collaboration project requires large files.
Thanks for the suggestion.
Scott Wallace commented
PLEASE OH PLEASE ADD THIS FEATURE!! If you want OneDrive to succeed and be used by more people this feature needs to be added for coloration or you'll keep loosing to Dropbox and their feature...
Our company is currently migrating over to OneDrive and given that 2/3 of our users work with clients, this is a key tool they have been looking for during the cutover. Please, please, PLEASE gives us a tool that does not rely on open links.
ADD THE F&·$%&ING FILE REQUEST FEATURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5 years and nothing Good Job Microsoft
I tried with OneDrive business account and it didn’t work there too. this is a serious problem especially for businesses and you losing out a lot in here.
out of votes, but interested
still waiting for this feature...
Has this feature been added? My team is really wanting to be able to collab with Microsoft with this.
L Newman commented
So the request for this upload feature has been reqeusted for over 3 years and nothing???
Get off your **** MS!
Fix this please.
Colin Bowern commented
Copy the Dropbox File Request feature, that's what I'm looking for.
We are using FileRequestPro.com to receive files from customers in our onedrive folder.
We also share a folder with them. Would be great if the can upload directly into it without requiring an account.
Same for me as for others: One of the only reasons I keep on logging into my Dropbox account.
Just as an everyday user: my daughter wants to share and receive pictures with her friends. While she can share them for them to download copies she can't allow them to upload and most of her friends don't have MS accounts. She had to create a Google account for one of her friends and is now having to create another account for another. This would be so much easier and a real selling point if uploads were available with specified link or with email provided. Personally I think a timed specified link would really be nice.
I collaborate with users from DropBox, Google, etc., who do not have a Onedrive account. Either allow edit & upload to these users, or provide a link mechanism to these outside services.
Please allow an upload folder where we can provide a link where someone can just upload to that folder.
Please allow configuration like - can view existing files or not, can delete, etc. I'd prefer a blind upload where the person can just put their name, email, file description and the file and upload it. No read access, but just so we can get their files securely and simply.
Box has an easy widget that does this and is the only reason I have to keep Box at this time.
I completely agree with this idea. I want to stick with MS but since i work with a lot of freelancers, I need them to upload documents and not all of them have MS accounts. I might have to switch to some other provider if this issue persists.
One of the only reasons I keep on logging into my Dropbox account.
Definitely time that this is a standard feature. We use full MS suite and just for this "little thing" (file sharing/collaboration is the basis of all) we need to go to a competitor....just ridiculous
@MS; how about it?
Dale Bowman commented
Thinking about it? What is there to think about. I work in an industry where large documents from parties are routinely needed and they need to be able to upload them using a secure method. Box has this but the site seems to imply a person has to sign up for a business account or a paid account when that is not the case. There are many IT departments that do not allow the use of Box, DropBox, SugarSync and others. But, when it comes to uploading using a non-subscription service, there is little problem. Plus, I really do not want to have a person have to create an account to send me something.
This is really not that hard. One method used by Box is to allow materials to be emailed; however, email is not secure and may create problems relative to certain government requirements to protect personal information like HIPAA. Also, many email servers restrict not only the inbound size of an email but outbound as well.
There should be a way where I can created a folder and send someone a hyperlink where they can drag and drop information.
There are a number of things about OneDrive I really like; far more than many of the competitors. But, frankly, here is a place where you have fallen flat on your face. I hope you can find the strength to get up and provide this very much needed and basic business need.