Can Someone Else Upload Files to My OneDrive Without Account?

Upload Files to OneDrive Without Account
Upload Files to OneDrive Without Account

OneDrive is a personal cloud storage service which is designed by Microsoft. It is basically used to store and share files securely. Because OneDrive is available on multiple platforms like Windows and macOS, you can access the files saved on it from any device. Besides, OneDrive can seamlessly integrate with Microsoft products, such as Outlook, SharePoint, and Teams which makes it easy to collaborate on files with others.

File Request is one of the OneDrive features. It allows others to upload files to the folder that you created before and others will access this folder from a shared link. Every time when others add files to this folder, you can receive an email notification.

Uploading files to OneDrive without an account has some benefits.

  • Account Security: If you give others your OneDrive account and password for login, you will face the danger that the files on your OneDrive may be exposed or modified by others. So, if there is a way to transfer without an account, it will be more secure.
  • Team Collaboration: Uploading files to one specific OneDrive folder is a great help for team collaboration because it can collect files from others automatically. By doing so, all the team members can save time in transferring the files. Also, they don’t need to queue up to use one OneDrive account because they can use their own ones to upload files.
  • Accessibility: Since you grant some people permission to add files to your OneDrive, you can view and edit the files in the shared folder from any device with a network connection. This helps you easily access and use the files.

After reading the above instruction, you must know that someone else can upload to OneDrive without account. The following sections will show you 2 ways for others to upload files to your OneDrive by MultCloud Shares and OneDrive File Request.

Upload Files to OneDrive Without Account by File Request

The above section has already introduced the OneDrive File Request and this section will tell you the specific steps for using it to upload files to OneDrive without signing in.

Step 1: Enter OneDrive and log in to your OneDrive account.

Step 2: Select a folder that you want others to upload files to and click “Request files” in the upper taskbar.

Click Request Files
Click Request Files

Step 3: Type a descriptive name for marking the files you received from others in the box and click “Next”.

Name the Requesting Files
Name the Requesting Files

Step 4: Send a File Request by copying the link. You can also choose to send others an email with the link by entering a name or an email address. Here, if you want to make the email content clearer for the recipients, you can add a message. Finally, click “Done” and people with your link can upload files to your OneDrive.

Send File Request Link
Send File Request Link

Upload Files to OneDrive Without Account by MultCloud Share [Best Alternative]

You can also try a new way to let others transfer files to your OneDrive without an account and that is using MultCloud Shares. MultCloud is a multiple-cloud management service and Shares is one of its main functions. As long as you turn on the “Allow to Upload” button, others can easily upload files to the folder that you share with them.

MultCloud Shares is the best alternative to File Request because it can also allow others to upload files to OneDrive without account. Besides, MultCloud Shares can share folders or files with passwords which will be more secure. What’s more, you can use MultCloud to share files from Google Drive, Dropbox, and other cloud drives, so this method is versatile. Here this post provides you with the steps for uploading files without an account as follows.

  • Public Share: Anyone who gets the link can view the files.
  • Private Share: People have to enter a password when they open the link to view the files.
  • Source Share: When others open the shared link, they will skip to the cloud drive’s website, not MultCloud.

Step 1: Enter the MultCloud website and create a new MultCloud account for free.

Step 2: Click “Add Cloud” and tap the OneDrive icon to add OneDrive to MultCloud. Here MultCloud needs you to log in to your OneDrive account in the pop-up window.

Add OneDrive
Add OneDrive

Step 3: Choose OneDrive in the left sidebar and select a folder for others to upload files.

Choose Folder in OneDrive
Choose Folder in OneDrive

Note: You can also create a OneDrive folder for others to upload by clicking “New Folder” in the upper taskbar.

Step 4: Click “Share” in the upper taskbar and choose “Share with MultCloud”. Then select the share type in accordance with your needs.

Choose the Share Type
Choose the Share Type

Step 5: Tap "Shares" and turn on the button named “Allow to Upload” beside the shared folder. Then you finish all the operations on MultCloud for the task "OneDrive upload without account".

Turn on Allow to Upload
Turn on Allow to Upload

More Wonderful Functions on MultCloud

You may have a moment that needs you to transfer files from one OneDrive account to another account or cloud. MultCloud can realize it in the easiest way through specific functions. 

  • Cloud Transfer: If you want to transfer files without downloading and uploading, you can use Cloud Transfer to automate the transfer process and the only thing you need to do is choose your preferred settings. 
  • Cloud Sync: Syncing files from one cloud to another cloud in real time is not impossible. By Real Time Sync, all your files will update to another account constantly unless you stop the process.
  • Cloud Backup: Backing up files to another cloud gives additional protection for your files in case they are accidentally deleted. If you modified a file and now want the old version back, MultCloud can also help you reach this goal as long as you back them up through it.
  • Schedule: Whether you use Cloud Transfer, Cloud Sync, or Cloud Backup to move files, you can choose to time the transfer process by the Schedule feature if you want the transfer to begin later or run regularly.
  • Filter: It may be troublesome when you manually select the files that you want or don't want to transfer. So, you can use the Filter feature to do this task instead after you add the file extensions.


File Request and MultCloud Shares are 2 useful tools to upload files to OneDrive without account. Since these 2 methods are easy to follow, you can try both of them and then choose your favorite one. However, MultCloud Shares is recommended because when you use MultCloud Shares, you can try different share types and this method can be applied to other clouds.

Also, MultCloud can perform great in other scenarios. Functions like Cloud Transfer, Cloud Sync, and Cloud Backup are welcomed by people around the world. If you have a need to sync files from OneDrive to another, don’t hesitate to use MultCloud.

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