OneDrive Privacy

Microsoft O365 includes powerful search features to help you find information.  To help clarify what is available in a search the following table can be used as a reference. It is important to remember that OneDrive is very secure and all files are inherently private unless specifically shared.



Every file that is not explicitly shared

Files and folders that are shared with a person by using the shared feature

Lync chats, email and SharePoint Content

Files that are saved to a shared folder


Files stored in the "Shared with Everyone" Folder

  *Information that is sent to another person via email, shared files and chats will be visible in the search by the included parties

The red box in the screenshot below shows the current privacy settings of files and folders located in your OneDrive account.  




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