How To Share Onedrive Folder With Someone Outside Organization

OneDrive serves as an excellent resource for distributing files and directories to others, however, there are instances when you might need to share a directory with someone outside your organization. This article will guide you through the process of accomplishing exactly that.

Step 1: Open OneDrive

First, open OneDrive and navigate to the folder you want to share. You can do this by clicking on the OneDrive icon in your taskbar or by going to

Step 2: Share the Folder

Once you have opened OneDrive, right-click on the folder you want to share and select “Share” from the menu that appears. This will open a new window where you can enter the email address of the person you want to share the folder with.

Step 3: Set Permissions

After entering the email address, you will be able to set permissions for the shared folder. You can choose from three different levels of access: “View,” “Edit,” and “Full Control.” Depending on the level of access you want to give the person you are sharing with, select the appropriate option.

Step 4: Send the Invitation

Once you have set the permissions, click “Send” to send an invitation to the person you are sharing the folder with. They will receive an email with a link to access the shared folder.


Sharing a OneDrive folder with someone outside your organization is easy and can be done in just a few steps. By following these simple instructions, you can quickly share files and folders with anyone you need to collaborate with.