Microsoft OneDrive Integration

Watch the video: Sharing Files to OneDrive

Connecting and sharing via OneDrive

GhostVolt's OneDrive integration allows you to upload secure files directly to your OneDrive account and share them with a unique Share Link that you can send to your recipients. As long as they have the Share Password they can access your files on a PC anywhere.

We recommend sharing your Password in person, in a secure call or over an encrypted messaging service.

Click Share Files in the main ribbon or Share Folder in the folder view toolbar.


Select the files/folder you want to share and select Share Files / Share Folder.

Click Share with One Drive and Start Sharing.


Now select the Microsoft OneDrive option then click Start Sharing.

Sign in to your One Drive account.


Here you will be prompted to sign into your Microsoft Account. Just click Sign in then select your email address/account on the next screen.

If you are not already signed into you Microsoft account on your computer you will just need to sign in here.

Allow GhostVolt access to yoru One Drive account.


Next, Microsoft will ask to verify GhostVolt's access to your OneDrive account, just click Yes to accept. (This step is only needed the first time you set up OneDrive in GhostVolt).

Create a Share Password and choose Share Files.


Now you can start sharing to OneDrive.

  • Share Password: Create a password that is unique to this share, you will give this to your recipient(s) later to access your files.
    Note: the password strength indicator on the right will assess the integrity of your password as you type.
  • Filename: Create a name for your Share Folder
  • GhostVolt Start: Choose to include GhostVolt Start to the shared location if your recipients do not use GhostVolt already. They will be instruced on how to unlock the files once they have them.
  • Personal note: Leave a note that is only visible to you. This is useful for managing your OneDrive Share History (discussed below).
  • To finish click Share files

Copy the secure share link to the clipboard.


Your secure files are now successfully uploaded to a private area in your OneDrive account. You can now send the Share Link provided to anyone you choose. Just click the Copy to Clipboard button to the right of your Share Link and send to your recipients.

Remember, this share link is not sensitive at all - your Share Password is needed to unlock the files - so you can send it however you like: email, social media, chat, wherever!

Manage your OneDrive File Sharing History

You can see and manage your previous OneDrive shares to quickly access share links, avoid duplicates and shortcut to OneDrive.

Click View all previous One Drive shares.


First just select any file or folder in GhostVolt and choose Share Files / Share Folder. Under the Microsoft OneDrive option click View all previous OneDrive shares.

Note: This link to your Shared files history is also available in the Share Link window (step 6).

Your list of previus One Drive share links.


In the Shared files history window you have a list of previous OneDrive shares which you can also search from here. And the icons/buttons to the left of each share link provide options:

  • Copy share link to clipboard: will just copy the share link so you can send it again or to someone else right away.
  • View on OneDrive: will switch to your default web browser and go directly to the shared folder location in OneDrive, the folder will also be automatically downloaded.
  • Delete share link: does what it says on the tin. This will delete the share link only. (Your files in OneDrive will not be deleted).

Unlocking Shared Files

Your recipient will receive your Share Folder which (if you specify when sharing) will include a copy of GhostVolt Start and a short ReadMe.txt file with simple instructions on how to unlock your files. They can then launch their copy of GhostVolt Start and unlock the files using your Share Password.

For more information see: Unlocking Shared Files in the GhostVolt Start help section.