See files you shared in OneDrive

See files you shared in OneDrive

The Shared view in OneDrive shows all your files and folders that aren't private. After you share a file, it automatically appears under Shared in the navigation. What you see differs depending whether you're signed in with a personal account or a work or school account.

  1. In your OneDrive, select Shared in the navigation.

    Screenshot of the Shared By Me view in OneDrive for Business

  2. When you're signed in with a work or school account, at the top of the page, select the Shared by me tab.

    Note: If you see different options, you're either signed in with your personal account or you're looking at classic OneDrive for Business. For more information, see Why am I seeing different options?

  3. Before you open the file, you can see the number of views and viewers by pointing to the file name to show the file card. As the owner of this file, you also see the list of people who viewed the file, if your administrator has allowed you to see the viewers.

    Screenshot of the file hover card that appears when you point to a file in OneDrive or SharePoint

    Tip: Beginning in August 2018, you'll be able to select the Views link on the file card to see a chart with a daily summary of the number of viewers and people who viewed the file.
    Screenshot of viewing activity on a file

Manage access or stop sharing a file or folder from the Shared By Me view

  1. To manage access or stop sharing the file or folder, select an item, and then select Manage access near the top of the page.

    Screenshot of the Manage Access button in the Shared by me view in OneDrive for Business

  2. To stop sharing with everyone, near the top of the Manage Access pane, select Stop sharing.

    Screenshot of the Stop sharing link in the Manage Access pane in the Shared by me view in OneDrive for Business

  3. To stop sharing with one person, select the Can Edit or Can View drop-down list, and then select Stop sharing.

    Screenshot of how to stop sharing with one person in OneDrive for Business

  4. To change the person's permissions, select Can View > Allow edit, or Can Edit > Change to view only.

Why am I seeing different options?

When you sign in with a personal account, the Shared view combines Shared by me with files that other people have shared with you. See files shared with you in OneDrive personal for more detail about that. If you see Shared by me in the left navigation, you're signed in with a work or school account (OneDrive for Business) and looking at classic OneDrive for Business. Try closing your browser and going back to OneDrive for Business. If you try that and you still see Shared by me in the left navigation, your administrator has set up classic OneDrive for Business as your default view. Talk to your administrator about changing that.

Need more help?

See Share OneDrive files and folders or Stop sharing OneDrive files or folders or change permissions.

Check the OneDrive help center.

Get help by emailing the OneDrive support team. In a OneDrive mobile app, shake the device to get help or share feedback on OneDrive.

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