Web Applications Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for power users of web applications. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

With Dropbox when I add a new document (.txt, .docx etc) to that folder, those documents will be synced to other participants in that shared folder. Whenever that other participant changes that document, I will automatically get the latest version in my Dropbox folder.

Simple enough, but in OneDrive this doesn't seem to work.

First of all, when someone shares a folder with me, that folder is NOT synced to my local PC and I also can't see it when I try to choose the folders I want to sync via the Onedrive client. Also via the OneDrive web interface I don't see the shared folder under the 'Shared' menu on the left side.

When someone shares an individual Word document with me, I can download it, but then downloads it not to my OneDrive folder, but my regular downloads folder, so it's no longer in the shared folder (very annoying). Or I can edit it via Word Online, which I really don't want.

So basically: how to do folder/file sharing AND editing in OneDrive like on Dropbox? Is it even possible? Right now it's a mess and confusing!

share|improve this question
up vote 0 down vote accepted

Ok, so the new Microsoft roadmap reveals when it's coming...please hurry up Microsoft, I want to dump Dropbox :) See more details here: http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-fills-in-onedrive-roadmap-dates-details/

enter image description here

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.