Nov 25 2019
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Aug 06 2023
After enabling file attachment in the microsoft forms, the external sharing is disabled. Is that possible to share the form with outside organization people.
Nov 02 2020 09:32 AM
@iyad I know, but it does not help with impatient C-suite breathing down my neck and asking why something that they did without any issues with Google Suite is such a big problem with Microsoft.
I found a third-party app that claims it can do it and I'm tempted to try and add it to our tenant, but that's an extra expense.
Nov 04 2020 01:59 PM
The thing here is that you can share the forms with "External" as long as you don't have any "question that requires uploading Files, if you do have any then it will be disabled by default (since is a security issue).
Forms with uploading files are only ON (inside the tenant, so for users within the tenant that are members of your AAD).
Feb 08 2021 12:20 PM
@Sakthisp Just sharing my experience and a potential work around which works in my scenario. I set up a form to capture new client data for KYC checks, with that comes the requirement to upload proof of ID documents. So in my MS Form I add a "Text" section, in the question box I put some detail about what type of document is required etc. I then created a Sharepoint folder, lets call it "Client upload" folder. I then simply create and copy the link, set to share with anyone, then paste the link into the relevant forms "Text" box. The Form recipient receives the form and the link appears in the question field, there is obviously a click through in order to upload the document instead of attaching within the form itself, the document then ends up in my sharepoint folder.
The problem with this is that the recipient could still potentially click through the question without uploading a document, but it will work in some scenarios, like in mine where if the recipient doesn't upload a document I can easily work out who it is and ask them to do it, as I am only sending the form to one or two people at a time.
Hope this helps
Feb 09 2021 12:17 PM
Thanks for sharing your creative workaround, @jasoncoppen. That might actually work for my purpose too. Better than nothing.
Wish we just had some acknowledgement of if this will be fixed and when. If you knew it was pending, I would wait. If I knew it a year away, I might pursue something alternative.
Mar 04 2021 02:49 AM
Spent ages working on a form and then to find the upload function is disabled :(
Sort this out Microsoft as the form creation is brilliant for a novice like me.
Mar 21 2021 08:00 PM
@Jemlocks Arrggggg... I just had the same. Created a form with heaps of sections and branching only to find out the upload won't work externally. Super annoyed at Microsoft right now and will revert back to a Google form that will do this!
Apr 05 2021 07:58 AM
This feature would help my organization a lot. I understand it's probably for security reasons, but I can share a SharePoint team site with someone outside of my organization and they can upload files to it...so can someone please explain the difference? I have also uploaded files with other organizations and the file is verified before being submitted so why can't Microsoft do the same (something like the ATP scan for e-mails)? I also noticed Microsoft will allow us to upload files to this forum. There must be security options in place, can that be used in forms?
Sep 22 2021 02:42 PM
@NickiBeth Yep, unfortunately, it is still not possible for externals to upload a file via a MS Form. Its really very frustrating as we have needed this for over a year now. No updates on this either that I know of. All they say is Vote on it :face_with_steam_from_nose: Google forms allows this btw to externals with a Google account.
Sep 22 2021 02:43 PM