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Can I sync a shared folder on OneDrive with another user in WINDOWS EXPLORER NOT WEBSITE?

Posted on 2014-10-13
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Is there a way to sync OneDrive folder that I share with another person on to THEIR OneDrive within windows explorer... Like DropBox?

They should be able to go to their OneDrive Folder on their computer & see the shared folder I have shared with them... the ONLY way they see it, is going to OneDrive.com & logging into the OneDrive website??

I want this to work like dropbox... is this an Option?? I am missing something??

Thanks.
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by:Paul Sauvé
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>>Is there a way to sync OneDrive folder that I share with another person on to THEIR OneDrive within windows explorer...
If you share with that person using his usual MS account, then he will see the file in HIS online OneDrive account!

When he opens his OneDrive account and selects Shared, he will see what HE as shared at the top, and what OTHERS have shared with him below the first line! Share on OneDrive
To view the files in his local OneDrive, DOWNLOAD the shared files to the OneDrive folder on his PC,
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by:etronics6
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So there is no way for it to just Sync without going to OneDrive website & downloading each time there are new files?

No way to do just like Dropbox which syncs DIRECTLY to UR windows explorer folder??
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Paul Sauvé earned 500 total points
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Good old Microsoft! Have a look at this recent answer:
With its current design, viewing the shared folders/files is not possible in the OneDrive desktop app. Hence, I advise that you manually download them from the OneDrive web first.

IMHO, MS is absolute CRAP for listening to users needs!

Similar problem when Flickr added a bit of security to their direct upload from MS Photo Gallery... Their answer: we're sorry this doesn't work anymore, but we don't want to fix it.
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by:etronics6
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Wow! That's crazy! It's what I was reading, but I was hoping I missed something!  I will have to use Dropbox for client then!

Thanks for ur input! I appreciate it!
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by:nitesh singh
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Hey,
Is it possible to share One drive file with someone who is from different organization and he/she does not have Microsoft account ?????
Thanks
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by:Paul Sauvé
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@nitesh singh

if you cannot find your answer here, could i ask you to please open a new question.

that is normally how things are done.

Thanks, Paul
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