Creating an Upload Folder in OneDrive

OneDrive offers the File Request feature which allows you to choose a folder where others can upload files using a link you send them. The users you share this File Request folder with are not able to see the contents of the folder itself - they can only upload files to it.

This feature can be helpful for collecting assignments from students or collaborating with outside entities.

Creating a File Request Upload Folder

  1. Browse to https://portal.office.com.
  2. Sign in using your Drexel credentials.
  3. Select the OneDrive tile.
  4. Browse to the location you would like to create the folder.
  5. From the + New menu, select Folder.
  6. Enter the folder’s name and select Create.
  7. Select the newly created folder from the list of available items.
  8. Select Request files from the top menu.
  9. Enter a name for the request share and select Next.
  10. Use the Copy link button to copy the unique share link.
  11. Email this link to anyone requiring access.

Retrieving the File Request Share Link

  1. Browse to https://portal.office.com.
  2. Sign in using your Drexel credentials.
  3. Select the OneDrive tile.
  4. Select the File Request folder you created.
  5. Open the triple dot menu to the right of the folder name and select Details.
  6. Select Manage access from the right pane.
  7. Use the Copy button next to the File Request share URL to copy the link again.

Uploading Files to a File Request Share

  1. Browse to the share link provided.
  2. Select Select files to browse to the location of the file you wish to upload and select it.
    • If you need to, select Add more files to upload more than one file.
  3. Once all of the files have been selected, enter your First and Last names in the provided fields.
  4. Select Upload.

Disabling File Request Shares

  1. Browse to https://portal.office.com.
  2. Sign in using your Drexel credentials.
  3. Select the OneDrive tile.
  4. Select the File Request folder you created.
  5. Open the triple dot menu to the right of the folder name and select Details.
  6. Select Manage access from the right pane.
  7. Open the *** menu.
  8. Select X next to the Copy button.
  9. When prompted, confirm the removal by selecting Delete link.