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    Question Link to OneDrive file in Power Query using 'Get data' from Web

    Hi dear Excel specialists,

    I would like to query a shared file on my collegues OneDrive. I tried the procedure as described in: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/pow...business-links, but the result is an 'Unable to connect' and 'Access to the resource is forbidden' message.

    What am I doing wrong? How can I connect to a shared file in OneDrive for Business?

    Thanks in advance for all/any suggestions. Ron

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    Re: Link to OneDrive file in Power Query using 'Get data' from Web

    Is the folder in question shared? What is the path to the resource in question? Is there not a shared site in your Sharepoint set-up that you can use for this? Did you enter your colleague's credentials? If so, I'm not sure you should actually know them!
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    Re: Link to OneDrive file in Power Query using 'Get data' from Web

    Hi Ali,

    I am trying this at first from my own OneDrive (no sharing needed but bot working; the described error message appears).
    The OneDrive folder from my collegue is shared and I have Read access.

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    Re: Link to OneDrive file in Power Query using 'Get data' from Web

    When I do this with my own OneDrive, I just browse to the file. I don't use a web address. Have you tried that?

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    Re: Link to OneDrive file in Power Query using 'Get data' from Web

    Hi Ali,

    When I browse to the local file on my synchronized OneDrive, I have no problems; that works fine.
    However, I can't browse the files that have been shared with me by my colleague; the do not appear when I browse the file system through Explorer.

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    Re: Link to OneDrive file in Power Query using 'Get data' from Web

    Can’t you use the share link?

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    Re: Link to OneDrive file in Power Query using 'Get data' from Web

    When I use the share link, I get the same error message, 'Unable to connect', 'Access to the resource is forbidden'.

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