When I add someone to share a file in OneDrive, do they get an automatic notification? Also, do they get an automatic notification when a file is added? If not, how do I notify besides email, or is that the only way?
When a new file is added on a folder that is shared to your colleagues, they will no longer get a notification. The notification only works for shared files. They will also receive a notice when changes are made on a shared file.
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You can use OneDrive to share photos, Microsoft Office documents, other files, and entire folders with
people. Similarly, you can stop
sharing an item, or change the permissions others have to it, if you are the owner of the item or have edit permissions.
To get notification when people share with you or edit your shared files, you have to
Turn On Notifications for OneDrive Shared Files in OneDrive Settings. Here's how:
1. Right click or press and hold on the OneDrive icon on the taskbar, and click on
2. In the Settings tab, check (turn on) the
Display notifications when people share with me or edit my
shared files box under the bottom Notifications section, and click
Also, make sure you have turned on App Notifications in Settings app. Check out through below steps:
1. Click on Start menu, open Settings and choose
2. Click on Notifications & actions on the left panel, under
Get notifications from these senders section, turn
on Microsoft OneDrive.
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