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Microsoft’s OneDrive makes it easy to share and unshare files and folders. But what if you want to see everything you’ve shared, in one simple list? OneDrive can do that easily, and here’s how you get to it.

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Log into your account on the OneDrive site. You can also sign in to your Office 365 account and select OneDrive from the app launcher.

The O365 app launcher and app tiles

Note that OneDrive for Business will also show you things people have shared with you in a separate tab, but sadly that’s not an option in a personal OneDrive.

In the menu on the left-hand side, click “Shared.”

The Shared option

All of the files and folders you’ve shared will be displayed.

The files you've shared

That’s it. It’s that easy. If you’re a big sharer of files this feature is worth bearing in mind because although Dropbox can give you this information as well, neither iCloud or Google Drive can. That’s not quite so surprising for iCloud, as Apple has long been known for doing their own thing, but it is pretty astonishing that Google, a company built on its ability to surface information, can’t tell you what files you’ve shared from their cloud storage.

Google Drive isn’t having the best time at the moment, and currently, OneDrive is looking like a better option in some ways. This is definitely one of those ways.

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Rob Woodgate is a writer and consultant with nearly 20 years of experience across the private and public sectors. He's worked as a writer, trainer, technical support person, delivery manager, system admin, and various other roles that involve getting people and technology to work together. Rob focuses on productivity tools and knowledge management for How-To Geek, especially Microsoft Office, but he also dives into enterprise tools like Confluence, Jira, Trello, Slack, and anything else that makes it easier for people to collaborate and be productive. Over his career he's written thousands of articles, how-tos, manuals, guides, announcements, engagement pieces, blog posts, and news letters, on a wide variety of technical subjects.
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