Manage user rights on shared files or folders
when sharing a folder or a file, it would be great to be able to choose the other users' rights, like:
- View only
- Modification of the file (or add/remove files for a shared folder)
This is a critical missing feature of drive. As a Family plan user, not having shared folders between family members makes Drive completely useless.
With Photo backup coming, if I can’t use a shared folder with my spouse, that feature will also be a non-starter for me.
People have been asking for this feature over on the Proton Drive subreddit for over a year.
One-way sharing is ok but what is this, 2002? Folder collaboration with other in-house users is essential to any cloud-based storage system. This is close to being as big as a fumble as Proton Calendar.
I a Visionary subscriber and I want to 100% cut Google out of my workflow and this is paramount that you have the ability to share folders between users. Or at minimum be able to upload to shared folders between users in the same Family. This almost makes me have to use a third party service like Box.
Sven Wiesen commented
Very important for me. Totally surpised that this is not an option for proton drive yet.. Please implement asap.. otherwise PD is getting useless to me (PRemium User)
Joel Perez commented
I decided to use Proton Drive for file storage for my business. Without allowing other users to edit/create files it's useless for business.
I will have to use another provider until this feature is built.
Luc Juggery commented
I'm switching to Proton and bought the Proton Unlimited plan. I've started to move my stuff to Proton Drive and was surprised the capability to share folders with read-only / read-write access was not possible between proton users :( To be honest I though this was possible out of the box (I did not even though it was not there ;) ). So moving 100% to proton is currently not possible for me as I need to rely on another service (DropBox, pCloud, ...) to share my folders for family members and friends. :(
This is essential for my workflow. Now that photo backup is out for Android, this feature is the only one needed to fully commit to Proton Drive.
Looks like another similar request here:
Tanner Mann commented
This is a very important feature to add, especially for photo albums. I want to be able to share photo collections with my partner and allow her to upload photos of her own to a shared album. Same for our friends
Very similar (possibly the same?) request here too;
Very similar (possibly the same) feature request here;
Sharing a proton drive folder with other proton users should add that shared folder to all those users’ proton drive app/client and permit use of the folder as set by the creator of the folder.
Very high priority request for my family/business.
Wanted to create a shared folder where a bunch of my friends could all add their photos but there was no option for them to upload... Would have been nice to have this feature
This is important both for Family subscribers and organisations who need to share content and do work together. It is probably the most popular use of google's drive. Naively, I just expected it to be here and was very surprised and disappointed to see it didn't exist.
Kenzo Niwa commented
Please Proton implement these features as they are an integral part of online storage, whether for professional or personal use. I currently have a paid subscription but this missing feature prevents me from fully migrating from Dropbox and/or Google Drive.
• Adjust user access (view only, modify, re-sharing)
• Allow a folder to be shared with other Proton users w/ the ability for them to upload and modify the folder.
• Create a File Request folder for non-proton users to be able to add files to.
This feature is a must so that I can share sensitive files with accounts, rather than worrying about password protecting a link, and pgp encrypting the password.
Pontus Tideman commented
This feature is a must for us to ditch OneDrive,Google Drive and MEGA!
Shaylynn Nicole commented
I am disappointed to learn this isn't possible. I assumed it would be, so I made an admin account I was going to use to allocate important files. Now we will all have to login twice? Ugh.
I need this as well. Not having this feature is one of three major reasons preventing my company from subscribing to ProtonMail Business.
Robert Vos commented
Very important feature to be able to share a specific folder with others (possibly equipped with MFA) whoever can download and upload. Or per folder can grant permissions to others as now also with Proton Pass share option.
For us, it is forbidden to use Onedrive (or anything similar) and all documents go via Protonmail. Which makes version history very important but also error-prone.
Also to comply with our ISO27001 standard it is a must!