OneDrive File Requests – How to request files with One Drive

Microsoft OneDrive file requests is a popular feature that provides you with a simple way to collect audio, video, presentations and documents from anyone within your organisation or external to it. It is an ideal way to securely collect large files without having to use file sharing software.

Here are some commonly asked questions about the OneDrive file request feature, with answers.

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Flexible upload-page layouts (including multi-page forms)

File Request Pro supports flexible form layouts, so you can design the most appropriate branded upload page for your clients.

  • Use our classic one-page form so your clients see all questions at once
  • Use subheadings to group content together and make it easy for your clients to scan
  • Create a multi-page form so clients see a manageable number of questions at once

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Alternatives to File Request Pro

File Request Pro is part form builder, part automation tool and part file upload software. Although it has plenty of granular functionality, it is quick to set up and use. As such, it can be categorised as ‘lightweight’ software. It seeks to work with your existing tools rather than to replace them.

Here are the best alternatives to File Request Pro for the following use cases.

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Simple and flexible data collection software (for electronic files)

File Request Pro is lightweight data collection software that you can use to collect videos, images, GPS co-ordinates and spreadsheets. It is particularly useful for securely collecting and organising client data, without them needing to log in or use a specific device.

File Request Pro natively integrates with popular cloud drive platforms, so you can automate file collection and reduce errors caused by manual file wrangling.

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Upload files to OneDrive/SharePoint (Microsoft Forms alternatives)

You can’t upload files to Microsoft Forms from people outside the organisation. There’s no sign at the moment of this feature being added to the development pipeline. Microsoft Forms also offers quite a basic form building experience.

So what are your alternatives to using Microsoft Forms? Preferably options that send files and content direct to OneDrive or SharePoint?

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