Copied link changes once opened in browser

Copper Contributor



We have many hundreds of links to documents. These were all generated as "anyone with the link can view", and this works great except for this one issue. 


If a person goes to this public link (for example):


Being that they are not logged into a Microsoft account, nor part of the SharePoint site, they will not (nor should), have any options available except Open/Print/Download - which is great. 


If they then decide to go into their browser tab to copy the link, to share with someone else (this happens with our business), they get:


This link will direct them to a Microsoft login page. I use a private tab to properly simulate.


Is there anything I can do to this Site, or documents folder that will either maintain the link from what was originally clicked on, or present them with a Copy Link option, even if they are not logged in, or part of the Site?


Thank you!




2 Replies
Has anyone found a solution to this issue? Not only is it annoying to users trying to share the publicly linked document, but it is also somewhat of a security risk in that it reveals the inner structure of where the document resides.

@jmurnane I would also like a solution to this, it feels like such an odd way for the link to function, and, as you say, both impractical and a safety issue. For my organisation it may lead to our information not being spread as widely as we would like.