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How to Share Your SkyDrive Files as Read-Only

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Sometimes the need arises to have someone be able to view a document but not be able to edit it.

Share Your SkyDrive Files as Read-Only

Head over to the SkyDrive website and login to your Windows Live account.

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Then navigate to the file you want to share, right click on it and choose Sharing from the context menu.

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When the Sharing dialog opens, change over to the get a link section on the left hand side of the dialog then click on the first Create button on the right hand side. This will create a read-only link that you can share with people.

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When the person you shared the file with puts the link into their browser they will only be able to download the file or view it online if it is a supported file type.

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Taylor Gibb is a Microsoft MVP and all round geek, he loves everything from Windows 8 to Windows Server 2012 and even C# and PowerShell. You can also follow him on Google+

  • Published 05/30/13

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