Share from OneDrive (Faculty & Students): View Only

This document describes how to share a OneDrive file or folder with "view-only" permissions. The recipient must login with an SIUE or Microsoft email account to view the content.

How to Share a File or Folder in OneDrive (View-Only Mode)

1. Login to your OneDrive account at

2. Click the My Content icon on the left side of the screen.
 Circled 'My Content' icon

3. Click the Cloud files icon, to the right of and below the previous My Content Icon
Circled 'Cloud files' Icon

4. At the top right of the screen, click the Go to OneDrive button.
Circled 'Go to OneDrive' button with an arrow pointing at it

5. Now on the OneDrive page, click the checkbox to the left of the folder icon for the folder you want to change until it becomes a blue circle with a checkmark on it.
Selected folder checkbox with arrow pointing at it

6. Now that the folder is selected, click the Share button near the top of the page
Circled 'Share' button with arrow pointing at it

7. To share with users via email, you can enter the email addresses or email group in the To field. After that, click the Send button.
    By default, these users are given permission to view the resource, but not edit it.
Arrow pointing at 'To' field and arrow pointing at 'Send' button

8. If you just need to copy the share link, you can click the Copy button near the bottom right of the share window. You can then
      paste the link wherever you want to share it. By default, any SIUE user with the link will be able to view the shared resource.
Arrow pointing at 'Copy' button

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Owner:Zoom Z.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2017-01-19 10:14 CDTUpdated:2022-03-30 18:05 CDT
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