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With your files in OneDrive, you can share them with others, control who can view or edit them, and work together at the same time.

Share files or photos with a link
  1. Select the files or photos you want to share.

  2. Select Share.

  3. Check or uncheck the Allow editing checkbox to allow people to edit or view the files.

    • To allow people to edit the files, check the Allow editing checkbox.

    • To allow people to only view the files, uncheck the Allow editing checkbox.

  4. Select Get a link.

  5. Select Copy.

  6. Select More.

  7. Select how you'd like to share the link: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Sina Weibo, and paste the link there.

Share files or photos in email
  1. Select the files or photos you want to share.

  2. Select Share.

  3. Check or uncheck the Allow editing checkbox to allow people to edit or view the files.

  4. Select Email.

  5. Enter the email addresses of the people you'd like to share with.

  6. Select Share. Everyone you share with will get an email.

Share a folder
  1. Select the folder you want to share.

  2. Select Share.

  3. Check or uncheck the Allow editing checkbox to allow people to edit or view the files.

  4. Select Get a link or Email and follow the steps above.

Change permissions on shared files or folders
  1. To change whether people can view or edit shared files or folders, select the Informationicon.

  2. In the Details pane, you can Add People, delete links, or stop sharing.

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With OneDrive, you can share your personal photos and files with others, control if they can view or edit them, and even work together on documents at the same time.

All of your files and folders are private unless you share them.

To share documents or photos, just select the files and then select Share.

Decide if you want to let people edit the files, or just view them.

By default, Allow editing is turned on. But If you want people to only view your files, uncheck the box.

You can also choose how you’d like to share the files.

To share a link in a text message, or post it to a social media site, select Get a link, Copy it, and then paste it where you’d like to share it.

You can also email documents and photos.

Just select Email, enter the email addresses of the people you’d like to share with, add an optional message, and click Share.

Everyone you share with will get an email.

You can also share folders.

Just select the folder and click Share.

And then choose if people can view or edit these files, and how you want to share as a link, or in email.

After you share files or folders, you can change what they're allowed to do by managing permissions.

Here, you can remove a link or people you’re sharing with at any time.

And when you share Office documents, everyone with editing permission can work on them at the same time.

You can even invite more people without leaving the document, by clicking Share.

Or share documents from the OneDrive app on your mobile device.

With OneDrive, share your files and folders how you want, with who you want.

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