Sharing Files in OneDrive

If you need a replacement for FileDrop or would like to share files with Clemson or non-Clemson users, one tool to use is Microsoft OneDrive.  It is available at Here are some instructions for a Clemson user to share a folder in OneDrive.

1. You should first create a folder in OneDrive and click on the share link beside the folder.

Share folder

2. "People you specify can edit" will be the default permission. Enter an email address for the person with whom you want to share. 

a. If it is a Clemson address (, you will see a screen like this. Click Send.

Send Clemson User

b. If it is an external email account, you will see a screen like this.  Click Send.

Send to external email


3. Your collaborator will get an email that looks like this. They need to click Open.

Collaborator email


4. If the collaborator is an external user, when they open the link they will be asked for a verification code that will be sent to their email address. Once they enter the code, they will click Verify.

Enter verification code


5. Now a window will open with the shared folder.  If the collaborator is a Clemson user, it will open OneDrive showing the folder. If the collaborator is an external user, they will see a window like this that allows them to view, select or download the files. 

File Download

If no files are selected, they may also upload files to your folder.

Download OneDrive files


 If you have more questions about this, email or call 864-656-3494.







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