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Create and share files in a library

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In a Microsoft SharePoint document library, create a new file, upload your own, and then share it with others.

Create a file

  1. To create a new file, select New and the file type you want.

  2. When the new file opens in your browser, add text, images, and more to your file and it'll automatically be saved to the document library.

  3. Select down arrow next to the file name to rename the file or select the site name to see the new file in your document library.

Upload a file

From your computer, select the file you want and drag it into the document library.

Share a file

  1. Select the file you want to share so a green checkmark A green checkmark appears appears.

  2. Select Share.

  3. Select an option to share your file:

    • Add the names of people you wish to share your file with. If you want, quickly adjust the editing permissions by selecting the pencil icon on the right. Then type a message and select Send.

      Select the pencil icon to give the recipients "edit" or "read-only" permission.

    • Copy Link creates a direct link to the file that you can share in an email or IM.

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Create a new file in a document library

Create a folder in a SharePoint list

Add a link in a document library

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