Tag Archives: OneDrive

Can’t share folders on new OneDrive

Ok, I love the new changes for Microsoft’s OneDrive, but I found one absolutely RETARDED problem. You can’t share entire folders anymore. Meaning if someone walks into my OneDrive account root folder, he cannot see newly shared folders. Others have to STRICTLY access folders through links that I authorize.

A month ago and more I was able to create a folder and decide if it’s a private one, openly shared with EVERYONE or shared only to select people who get the link.

OneDriveMessSo, this mess is all I can do with folders. I can only send strict “view only with link” or “keep it private”. Giving users ability to browse all my public folders on my OneDrive is not possible anymore. What the hell Microsoft, are you crazy!? Now I can’t create publicly shared folders anymore, preventing me from sharing files publicly without authorization links. I have to strictly provide a link to a file or folder that I want to share. That’s just outright moronic. WHY!? Why the hell menu on the picture above doesn’t provide 3 easily selectable options!?

– Private

– Public

– Only access with link

How freaking hard is it to deliver this!? It’s so dumb I’m thinking of migrating all my data to Google Drive which has this sorted better, but it would be too much freaking work to move all the files and then fix all the broken links in my articles. It’s crazy. Fix this crap Microsoft.

Microsoft updated their OneDrive service

Great news, after several years of OneDrive existence, Microsoft has finally dramatically updated its interface and framework.

As you may have already noticed it, I’m using OneDrive to host larger files on my blog and the main problem or annoyance that I had with it was that you couldn’t link files directly. You had the link to files directly, but when you clicked it, the whole folder opened up and the desired file was just highlighted. It was a really dumb design and thankfully, Microsoft finally got rid of it.

Files are now linked directly so you can’t get confused anymore, description of the file is clearly visible below and the whole experience of users actually getting those files just increased 100x for the better. I love it.

They have also updated the OneDrive interface toolbar with more directly accessible controls and tools and few other cosmetic changes.

All in all, really good and reliable file hosting service just became even more reliable, easy to use and convenient to the end users, be it us who hos the files or users who download them from OneDrive. Good work Microsoft!