Allow someone to "see" a document when they don't have an MS account
Posted on 2013-12-31
Humor me please.
I have read and re-read as much as I could about sharing files via SkyDrive and I can't figure out how to make it work.
Let's say I have a text file in my documents folder at skydrive.com.
I want to allow someone to look at it.
This "someone" doesn't have an MS account and doesn't want one.
How, exactly would I go about doing this ?
Here's what I've tried, without success.
Go to SkyDrive.com
Open my document folder
Select the document I want to share (There is now a check mark in the box).
Click on "Share" in the toolbar.
In the "To" box, I enter the e-mail address of the recipient.
I add some verbiage to the "Add a quick note" filed.
I click on "Recipients can Edit" and change it to "Recipients can only view".
And choose the "Recipients don't need a Microsoft account" option.
And then I click on the "Share" button.
I then click on the "Close" button.
You would think that everything is now good, but ..............
The recipient gets an e-mail.
But when they click on the document name at the bottom of the e-mail, they are presented with a log on to SkyDrive.
I wonder what I'm doing wrong.
Any ideas ?