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@Dan, yes, you'll be giving a guest full access to a folder. I have been creating a special subfolder to share in this manner. Guests will be able to see the folder path or address of the shared folder, but they won't have access to any parent folders of the one you share.
For example, consider a made-up directory OneDrive\Files\Pictures\Garenstein Mirrors\Customer Files. If you get a link to Customer Files and share it publicly/anonymously, anyone that clicks the link will be able to see the full path, but they would not see any files in the Garenstein Mirrors or Pictures folder.
@William Dibbern, I agree that forcing an outside to create a Microsoft account - even a free one - is not ideal, and that's why I created this UserVoice request in first place.
However, recently Microsoft added more functionality to the "Get a link" option. You can now "Get a Link" that anybody can Edit without signing into OneDrive. This is the anonymous write permissions I've needed since mid-2014.
I'm happy to report that this feature has been implemented. Simply open OneDrive for Business, create a new folder and click "Get a Link". The default link allows any user to edit. Forward that link to an outside collaborator and they are able to upload files.
That's precisely what I wanted. Thank you, finally, and you can mark this request "Boom! It's Done".Abiel shared this idea ·