When we have a file to be used and edited together with colleagues we will need to give them permission, whether it can read only or can edit. In Onedrive we can do this from by login to Onedrive online or via office365 applications such as Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
1. To share a file in Onedrive from excel
Open Excel, click Open and choose Onedrive and click the file you want to share.
It will open file as usual
On the top right you will see Share button, click that.
Now you type name(s) on the invite people. Give permission (can read or can edit). Optionally you can write a message. After that click Share button.
Recipient and to us as sender will receive email like above. The recipient will able to edit and save the file after they login to Onedrive online.
2. To share a file or folder in Onedrive via online
If sharing file can be done from office application (excel, word, power point) however, we can not share folder from our file in computer. We have to share from within Onedrive online.
Login to https://login.microsoftonline.com/
Click Files on the left side, Click Share from the menu or when right click the file.
Like share file from office application, type the recipient name, add some message if needed (optional). Choose the permission you want to assign. Can edit or can read. Click Share button.
The recipient and you as a sender will receive email as above. When the recipient click the link, they will able to edit files under that folder.
Some known issues:
1. No Onedrive location when open from Excel
If you cannot see your Onedrive location when open from outlook. Click Add a Place, then click Office 365 Sharepoint.
After click you will need to enter you email address and click Next
You will need to enter email address and password.
After entering correct credential, you will see Oneddrive location from your Office application.
2. You cannot sharing file or folder from local cache of Onedrive
Some common mistake I see with users, they tried to share file or folder from their local cache Onedrive in the computer
You cannot share folder or file from you Onedrive local drive. Remember that is not Onedrive. It is a local cache of Onedrive not the Onedrive itself.