Microsoft OneDrive has changed the way many of us work. It has made collaborating with colleagues, clients, partners, friends, and family easier than ever before. It has also made sharing files easier than ever before. But there are times that you need to receive files from someone without a OneDrive account. Have you been searching for a way to allow anyone to upload files to your Microsoft OneDrive without signing in or requiring a OneDrive or Microsoft account?
Unfortunately, the built-in tool to “create a file request” in Microsoft OneDrive is only available for OneDrive for work or school accounts and your admin must enable “Anyone links” in OneDrive.
If you want to allow anyone to upload files to your Microsoft OneDrive without signing in or having a Microsoft account, you should try EZ File Drop.
With EZ File Drop, anyone can upload files to your Microsoft OneDrive without the need to create an account, sign in, download an app, or stress about file sharing permissions.
When someone uploads files to your Microsoft OneDrive, the files go directly to a folder that you choose and are organized using whatever information that you choose to collect from the user using customizable form fields.
Creating a new upload form in EZ File Drop is quick and easy.
After you create your EZ File Drop account, connect your EZ File Drop account to your Microsoft OneDrive account. This is a simple process done from the “Cloud Settings” menu in EZ File Drop. Learn how to connect EZ File Drop to Microsoft OneDrive by following the steps in the EZ File Drop Knowledge Base.
After you have EZ File Drop connected to your Microsoft OneDrive account, click on the “Upload Forms” button in the main menu, then click “Create New Form.” This will launch the Upload Form editor.
The EZ File Drop Upload Form editor is straightforward and easy to use. Give your Upload Form a name, choose if you want to share the Upload Form with other users on your team, upload your own logo if you want, and create a custom page header and text.
Scrolling down in the Upload Form editor, you will see options to configure:
Form Fields allow you to collect information from the person uploading files to your Microsoft OneDrive. For example, their name, email address, phone number, and other information like an account number, file number, or case number, or project name or account manager.
Any of these form fields can be used to automatically create a subfolder in Microsoft OneDrive for the files to be uploaded in. This is a powerful feature that makes EZ File Drop the best way for anyone to upload files to your Microsoft OneDrive.
After you create your Upload Form, click the button to “Save and Publish” your form. After it’s published, the Upload Form is now ready and anyone you share it with can easily upload files directly to your Microsoft OneDrive without signing in or having an account.
Every EZ File Drop upload form has its own native URL, or website address that can be accessed by anyone you share it with. Every team gets their own unique URLs. This means if another user or team has a form named “Client Upload” you don’t have to name your page “Client Upload 2”. This is a unique feature to EZ File Drop that other similar services don’t offer.
Once you create your upload form, you can invite someone to upload files to your Microsoft OneDrive by sharing this unique URL.
If you want to embed the EZ File Drop Upload Form into your own website, it’s as easy as copying the Embed Code and pasting it into your website. There are even simple toggles that let you show or hide the logo, show or hide the header, and show or hide the page text. These simple settings make it easy to seamlessly embed your Upload Form on any website, including Wordpress, Webflow, Wix, Squarespace, and more! No coding or programming necessary. Just copy and paste the embed code.
With EZ File Drop, anyone can upload files to your Microsoft OneDrive without signing in or having a Microsoft account.