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Onedrive account sharing

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1

    Onedrive account sharing

    Hi - new member and just gravitated from 7 to 8.1.

    My wife and I like separate logins (obviously) but we share a OneDrive account as it have family docs, photos etc. I initially created my account as the MS Account that set up the OneDrive. So far so easy - I had immediate access to the drive etc. However, I then got confused when I tried to set up my wife's account - I cannot log her in with the same email account as the OneDrive one (it wouldn't accept that) but to use another, or create a new MS account, didn't give her the access to the OneDrive as myself obviously. Is there a way of her having her own login but the use of the shared OneDrive (including its integration with our Office 365)?

    I'm sure I'm just being thick, but can someone help out?

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  2. #2

    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2

    Yes, you cannot use the same live account to log into multiple Onedrive accounts.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    Keep two logins.

    Share folders as needed.

    Link: Share files and folders and change permissions - OneDrive Help
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  4. #4

    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Hi Tom, welcome to the Eight Forums.

    This will also work:
    1. Create the first user with an MS Account, OneDrive access will be automatic
    2. Create the second user as Local Account
    3. Now log in to this second, Local Account and install / access OneDrive using the MS Account email of the first user as told in this tutorial: Windows Store - Sign in with Different Microsoft Account in Windows 8
    4. You are all set up now. The first user signs in to Windows using the MS Account and OneDrive connected to that email, the second user signs in to Windows using a Local Account and OneDrive connected to the email of the first user

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