Sharing Files or Folders in OneDrive


This guide will provide the steps for sharing a file or folder in OneDrive using either a direct email or a shareable link.


  1. Log in to your OneDrive account at and locate the file or folder you would like to share.
  2. Once you select a file or folder, you can either use the Share button at the top of the screen or select Share after right-clicking on the filename.

  1. The sharing options will be displayed at the top of the screen.


Option 1 - Send a Sharing Notice from OneDrive

  1. Choose who can access the file or folder from the first menu. Click Apply once you have the correct settings.


  1. Add the email address for each person you want to share the file or folder with you.

  1. Optionally, you can append a message to the sharing notice that clarifies what is being shared and why.

  1. Click Send to complete the sharing invitation.


Option 2 - Create a Shareable Link or Compose your Own Custom Sharing Email Message

  • In the sharing settings box, choose Copy Link or Outlook.


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