How to share files securely with OneDrive

How to share files securely with OneDrive

Sending large files up to 250 GB securely is not easy. WeTransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive are the best known platforms for sharing large files.

The advantage of WeTransfer is that you can easily share documents with a few simple clicks. The disadvantage is that you do not own these files.

In this blog you can read how to get started with sharing using OneDrive for consumers.
If you are looking to share files with OneDrive for Business please click on this link.

If you don't have a OneDrive or e-mail account yet, you can get started with this blog to create a free account . In this free account you will have 10GB storage space in Microsoft Teams and 2GB in your personal OneDrive.

You can create a paying account via this article: Your own Office 365 environment for 4,20€ per month or you can start with a 30 days environment via: How to create your own Office 365 Tenant .

Also read: How to share files in Office 365, Teams, OneDrive or SharePoint

How to send large files with OneDrive?

Before starting to use OneDrive for Consumers it is advisable to create an account. This can be done with the following procedure: How can you create a free Microsoft account?

After activation of your free account, OneDrive can be accessed at:

Choose whether to upload a file(s) or a folder

Press Upload at the top and then choose: Files or a library.


Wait until the document or file is loaded

Take your time to upload a file. Do not close the upload window.


Right click on the file and select share

Right-click on the file or folder and select Share.


Select the desired e-mail address and press Send

Enter the e-mail address of your contacts and press Send.


Or select copy link and send it via WhatsApp or any other platform

Then copy the URL to an e-mail, whatsapp, signal or other platform to share the file.


If you want to stop sharing later, you can change the link or make it non-public. Or you can delete a person who has been given rights to these files.

Also read

How to share files in Microsoft Office 365 and Teams - 8 scenarios
How to use file request in OneDrive for business ?
How to recover OneDrive for business files up to 90 days after deletion?
How to share large files in Dropbox? All about filerequest!
Tutorial: How to share files in Microsoft Teams?



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