I'm having trouble setting up folder and file sharing with people outside our organization. 

I am trying to share a subfolder, not the entire folder tree. I'm the primary admin for the organization. 

Within the Sharepoint Admin center this is what I see:  enter image description here

And this is what I'm seeing when I try to share a folder:  enter image description here

On the previous screen, I set "share the link with" to "People you choose"

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But you can see that I can't choose "Anyone" in the previous screen.

  • you should check the settings of the site itself under SP admin centre > active sites. those are the tenant level settings. also, make sure you blur those email addresses Commented Aug 21, 2023 at 17:47
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    That worked! Problem solved. Thank you Commented Aug 21, 2023 at 18:25
  • great. I will post it a an actual answer for posterity Commented Aug 21, 2023 at 18:28

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I suggest you check the site settings (SharePoint Admin Centre > Active Sites), in particular the guest settings there as they are likely blocking the sharing.

In your case, you probably need to set them to "new and existing guests".

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