OneDrive: Sharing Files and Folders (Windows)


How do I share files and folders through OneDrive on Windows?


These instructions are for Windows users who have the OneDrive for Business sync client installed on a laptop or desktop computer. The Windows sync client comes as part of the Microsoft Office suite download package through Office 365, which is available free to UO students, faculty, and staff at Office 365. See How to install Microsoft Office applications via Office 365. For instructions on sharing files using OneDrive in your web browser, see Sharing files and folders in OneDrive online.

  1. Open File Explorer.
  2. ​Open the OneDrive folder. (By default it will be located under Favorites.)
  3. Find and select the file or folder you wish to share.
  4. Right-click on that file or folder.
  5. From the menu that appears, select Share and follow the prompts. 
    • Make sure the Share option has the OneDrive icon next to it.Visual of the OneDrive icon next to Share


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