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I am not signed in, preferring to use Ext HD's for local copies of my files etc.

Someone has sent me some images to look at but to see them I have to 'sign in' to my One Drive, which I am guessing the sender has somehow linked to theirs via the code that they sent to me on email. If I do, will Microsoft decide to copy my files whatever or do I always maintain control? And I do not want to be 'nagged' to buy the online Office365 ... happy with Office 2010 for the time being.

Any issues I should consider?
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You shouldn't need to sign in to OneDrive. I'd ask the sender to either send the images as attachments, or use a different method such as Box, Dropbox or WeTransfer.
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Agreed. Thanks Hans.
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Another easy method to send images (if using Google Photos) is to use the Share feature of the Photos app.
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RonH wrote:
11 Aug 2021, 12:24
Someone has sent me some images to look at but to see them I have to 'sign in' to my One Drive…
I am running Windows 10 and do not have One Drive installed. My brother does and sent me a link yesterday to his One Drive with photos. Using his link brought up the browser displaying all the photos and there was a menu item to Sign In. But I didn't need to … I just downloaded the files … no issues (as Hans also indicated that it is not necessary).

Were you actually prevented from viewing or downloading the files?
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Hei Bob

The link I received led me to a sign in so I am sure the sender made a mistake in the set up.
Problem was solved using Google Photos sharing which works really well though I am a bit old-fashioned and find email attachments a simple solution. :clapping:
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Sending photos as attachment usually works fine, but videos can easily be too large to send as attachments (most, if not all providers impose a limit on the size of attachments). So sharing a link is the best way to send someone a video.
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Good point Hans.
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Gentleman, it seems to have been my error regards One Drive. I originally only tried the link sent using my Android WiFi tablet. But following your post today, Bob, I tried the link on my Android phone and Windows 10 pc. In both cases the link directly opened the images posted for me to see.

Haven't yet determined why only the tablet goes to the One Drive sign-in page. I guess that it must be something in my settings ... all three devices are active with the email addresses that I use.
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RonH wrote:
12 Aug 2021, 13:39
Gentleman, it seems to have been my error regards One Drive…
Not necessarily Ron. My experience quoted above was while on my PC. Yesterday and this morning I used the link while on my iPad. I was able to view the photos but when I attempted other available functions like “Rotate” it asked me to sign in. With the download function, it did nothing … no download. The thinking is that perhaps accessing OneDrive on different devices might have glitches that we cannot correct.

And, in being truly open, as a subscriber to MS 365, the full package is on my iPad, including OneDrive. As I write this, I can not recall if I was automatically signed in via my MS account. I will recheck later and report back. (Notwithstanding I was asked to sign in when trying the Rotate function mentioned above)
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Hi Ron, I checked my settings on the iPad for MS 365 and OneDrive and can confirm I am not automatically signed in. If I need to perform any functions (other than viewing or downloading files provided by friends/family links) then I do have to sign in.
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Thanks for the info Bob.
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This ink will help sending large files. https://support.google.com/a/users/answer/9308878?hl=en
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That's a handy link for Google.
Thanks Ted.
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