The OneDrive allows you to share files and folders with others. You even control the permissions you assign to the people for accessing the shared your files and folders. It is very easy to share in OneDrive.
In this particular article, we will discuss the steps involved in sharing files and folders in OneDrive. We will see two methods to share in OneDrive.
Steps to Share Files and Folders in OneDrive:
Method 1 of 2
Step 1: Log in to your Microsoft account and navigate to your OneDrive as you can see in the image below.
Then click on the checkbox of files or folders that you want to share and finally click on Share.
Or you can simply open your File Explorer and navigate to the OneDrive from the index. When your OneDrive folder is opened right click on the folder or file that you want to share with other and among the displayed option, click on Share as you can see in the image below.
Step 2: A Share window will open, which has three sections. The first section is regarding the permission you assign to the people with whom you are sharing the file or folder. The second section includes the list of people with whom you are sharing this file or folder. The third section is the message section which has the message to share.
Let us start with the first section, when you click on “Anyone with the link can edit” first you have to select for whom the link should work and after that you have to decide whether you allow editing to your shared item or not.
If you have a paid version, you can decide the expiry date of your shared item, and you can add a password to your shared item. Finally, click on Apply.
In the second section, you have to add a list of the people with whom you want to share your file or folder. Add a message if you wish to, it is an optional event and finally click on the Send button.
In this way, you share the link of your item directly from the OneDrive.
Method 2 of 2
In this method, we would first generate the link and then share it with others using another mode like emails, text messages, Facebook etc.
Step 1: Select the file or folder to be shared with others either from OneDrive account or from your OneDrive folder in File Explorer.
Step 2: If you are accessing your OneDrive account, then click on the checkbox of the file or folder you want to share and then click on the Share.
Or if you are accessing your OneDrive folder in File Explorer then right-click on the file or folder you want to share and from the displayed option click on the Share.
Step 3: A Share window will open and at the bottom, you have Copy Link button click it.
Step 4: You can see that the link of your shared item is generated. Click on the Copy button to copy the link.
Now you can send this link via email, text message, Facebook etc. to the people with whom you want to share the file or folder. Like, I have used Microsoft Mail to share this link.
So, this was all about sharing in OneDrive. I hope the content is useful. Keep reading.