Add "Download a Copy" to "Get a link" options
Within a team/group/sharepoint site we are able to "Get a link" for documents stored in a document library within one of those sites. When I click get a link, I get a URL as follows:
This takes the user directly to a document in the Word Online view. I can then change the guestaccess.aspx part of the URL to download.aspx and the URL now functionally allows a user to download a copy of the document.
Making manual modifications to this URL is not effective, and there should be a way for users to easily click "Get a link" and select an option that says "Download a copy" instead of View or Edit.
The 'download a copy' would be very helpful for me too.
Mohammed Omar commented
am facing this issue with huge files and pdfs as the users are not able to use the uploaded files through our Cisco Meraki system.
we need this ASAP, if anyone has an idea. please support.
Mark Baker commented
More of the same just in time 'create solutions on the fly by Microsoft / We'll fix that later' attitude.
They push for these changes to modern but often leave alot of the finer details out that make developing sites easier.
I hope they start listening to customers, one day the great cloud panacea will wear off.
It will be a plus and great advantage if we could get this feature.
Ja Tsang commented
Having this feature would be a good reason to switch from Dropbox to Sharepoint. All your needs would be available in one centralized area.
Zach Wright commented
Dropbox has this feature and would be great if OneDrive/Document Libraries can provide this as well.