OneDrive - First use 5

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0 Sign in/out 1 First setup 2 Reorganise OneDrive storage 3 Uploading files and folders 4 Viewing files and folders

5 Sharing files and folders 6 Sharing (Full rights) 7 Sharing (View only) 8 Download and use 9 Download structure

Sharing files and folders

Files and folders in OneDrive can be shared in number of ways.
The easiest way follows these steps:
1. Choose file/folder. Hover on a file/folder and a selection circle can be checked.
2. Right-click on any selected item and choose Share.

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3. Choose "Get a link"

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4. Copy the highlighted link into the clipboard (Ctrl-C). (If the highlight disappears, drag over the link and do not exclude the part hidden from view)

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5. If you wish to restrict editing, then click the arrow next to Anyone with this link can edit this item .
6. Uncheck Allow editing, then copy the highlighted link into the clipboard (Ctrl-C). (If the highlight disappears, drag over the link and do not exclude the part hidden from view)

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7. Paste the link into (a) a message to be sent to the person with whom you are sharing (b) a memo to remind yourself how others can access this file/folder.
Here is an example of such a link:
https://1drv.ms/f/s!Atm0Zfs33Qzugjz3cMKn2iYaUus3
To access the folder being shared, simply copy the link into a browser's address bar and hit Go.