OneDrive for Business has a new feature called "Request Files".  This feature works like a "drop site" for files you need to get from others.  To use it:

  1. Login to with your HawkID and HawkID password.
  2. Create a new folder.
  3. Right click on the folder (or click the check box to the left of the folder).
  4. Select "Request Files".  A box will appear that asks you what files you are requesting.  Put a description in the box (e.g. Please send the files for Project123).
  5. A sharing box comes up next.  You can copy the link and send it yourself through Outlook or you can use the Office 365 sharing link as normal.

Other features:

  • When someone uploads or "drops" files into this folder, it appends their name at the front of the file.  This allows you to use the same folder for multiple people.
  • No one can see what anyone else has put in the folder.
  • Anyone can drop files to this folder.  If someone forwards the link along to someone else, that person can drop files into the folder.

Please note:  This feature does not work on mobile devices.  You must use OneDrive through a browser to request/receive files.

For further information, see Microsoft's support article on this feature.



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May 14, 2020