Sharing OneDrive or SharePoint files with external users (guests) allows you to securely collaborate with people outside your organization such as your business partners, vendors, clients, or customers — with or without a Microsoft 365 subscription, OneDrive, or SharePoint account.
Use the Specific people setting to share your documents outside your organization and keep them secure.
- Select Share.
- Select Link settings.
- Choose Specific people.
- Decide if you want to Allow editing.
- Select Apply.
- Add names or email addresses for who you want to share with.
- Select Send.
As for sharing links to your OneDrive data, having shared one folder stored in OneDrive does not provide a hacker an avenue to access your other folders. Yes, your shared data is vulnerable if you send a link to an unsecure recipient, but the link in the email is time-limited.
Click the folder you want to share. At the top right, click Get shareable link. Choose whether people can edit or view. Copy and paste the link in an email or any place you want to share it.
- In your OneDrive file view, right-click the file you want to share.
- Choose Share from the pop-up menu.
- Enter the name of the person you want to share with.
- Un-tick the ‘require sign-in’ checkbox.
- Click Share.
Select the user. Select the OneDrive tab, and under Sharing, select Manage external sharing. Select a new external sharing level, and then select Save.
Can someone outside my organization upload to my OneDrive?
You will be able to create a folder in OneDrive and/or SharePoint Online where you can request an external user to upload files. The external user will then receive an email with the request link. Clicking on the link, they can then choose their files, and upload them.
Can I make a OneDrive folder public?
All you need to do is right-click the file or folder in your OneDrive folder on your computer, and select Share a OneDrive link. … To change the permission level, select Anyone with the link can edit. Set the options you want on your link, then select Apply when you’re done.
How do I make OneDrive folder private?
You can lock your Personal Vault at any time.
- In your OneDrive, select the Personal Vault folder.
- Select the Personal Vault options icon, and then select Lock.
Viewing on a desktop
If the OneDrive desktop app is installed on your computer, you should see the Share option when you right-click a file or folder in Explorer. If the Share option has been greyed out, or is missing from the right-click context menu, your organization’s admins may have restricted the feature.
Who can see my OneDrive files?
By default, only YOU can see OneDrive files
It is like your local drive, my documents or desktop. So, nothing to worry about confidentiality and security. If you share a OneDrive file with someone, then obviously those people have access.
Can my employer see my OneDrive files?
Indeed, files stored on OneDrive are private by default: Users control access to the files they upload, so they can be seen by other employees only if they have been shared by the OneDrive owner.