Request files in SPO Document Library not available

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Is the "Request Files" feature available in a SharePoint Online document library?  When I check a folder in the document library, I don't see the Request Files option like I do in OneDrive.  I have confirmed anonymous access links are turned on in SharePoint.  I have a user telling me this feature was available before, and now its not.

 

Thanks

 

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@Joe McGowan 

 

I am near enough certain that the request files feature has only ever been available within OneDrive.

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Correct, Request Files is a OneDrive For Business Only feature for now and AFAIK, there are not plans in the short term to bring it to SPO too
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I was able to verify that this option was available a few weeks ago.  They have files that were uploaded using request files, as you can see files were added by a "guest contributor" in a SharePoint document library folder, with the first and last name from the request files being added to the file name.

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@Joe McGowan 

 

Interesting. At Ignite UK in January this year, I saw this feature demonstrated but only for OneDrive thus far.  I imagine that it will find its way into SharePoint too though.  Would make sense.

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@Joe McGowan 


I'm seeing this behaviour too.  Request Files option no longer available on Shared Libraries.  Was there certainly two weeks ago, last time we tested.  

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@Joe McGowan 

Earlier this month I was testing File Requests within an Office 365 Group and it was working. If I go into that Group today, I no longer have the option to request files.

However, when I check the access permissions for the folder I was testing with, the file request sharing link is still there and I'm still able to use it to upload files.

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I'm thinking this feature was prematurely rolled out then pulled back, or something is broken.  I have an open support ticket to try to figure this out.

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Support told us that this was mistakenly deployed for SharePoint for some tenants.  I found a uservoice request, so please vote if you would like to have this feature.  Thanks!

 

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