Using the new File Upload question in Microsoft Forms

Microsoft Forms is a great survey tool, but a number of people were wanting to have a question type that would allow people to upload files when responding to a Forms survey. Microsoft listened, and now Forms will allow for people to create File Upload questions as part of their survey response experience. Here’s now that works…

Here I’ve created a new Forms survey, and I’m adding a Forms Upload question type:

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Forms 
Testing the new Upload question 
Questions 
Testing the new Upload question 
- Saved 
Date 
Preview 
Responses 
Ranking 
O 
Likert 
File upload 
9 Theme 
Share 
Enter a description 
Choice 
Text 
Rating 
Q] 
Net Promoter Score @ 
Section

Forms lets me know that a folder will be created in my OneDrive for Business area, and that’s where the uploaded files will be stored when someone responds to the survey:

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Testing the new Upload question - saved 
Questions 
Testing the new Upload question 
Preview 
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Share 
Responses 
A new folder will be created in your OneDrive for Business. Responders will be able to upload their files to this folder. 
OK 
+ Add new

I’ve added the text for the question, and set the options to allow just one file that can be no larger than 10 MB in size. Once that’s done, I click on Preview to see what the survey will look like:

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Forms 
Testing the new Upload question - saved 
Questions 
Testing the new Upload question 
Upload your PDF document here... 
Responses 
Preview 
Required 
9 Theme 
Share 
File number limit: 
Single file size limit: 
IOMB

To upload the file, I just click on the Upload File control. I’ll get the standard file selection screen:

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Computer 
Mobile 
Testing the new Upload question 
Hi Thomas, when you submit this form, the owner will be able to see your name and email address. 
1. Upload your PDF document here.. 
Upload file 
File number limit: 1 Single file size limit: IOMB Allowed file types: Word, Excel, PVT, PDF, Image, Video, Audio 
Submit

When I select my file and click OK, the Forms survey shows that I uploaded the file (testpdf.pdf), and I can submit my response:

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Back 
Testing the new Upload question 
Computer 
Mobile 
Hi Thomas, when you submit this form, the owner will be able to see your name and email address. 
1. Upload your PDF document here.. 
testpdf.pdf 
Submit 
This content is created by the owner of the form. The data you submit will be sent to the form owner. Never give out your password.

And just to show you the OneDrive area… I have a folder structure that’s named after the title of the Forms survey, and I can see the uploaded files:

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P Search everything 
Duff, Thomas 
Files 
Recent 
Shared 
Discover 
Recycle bin 
New v 
Upload v 
14 Share 
Q.) Copy link 
Sync 
Download 
OP Flow v 
Files > Apps > Microsoft Forms > Testing the new Upload question > Question 
Name 
testpdf_Thomas Duff.pdf 
Modified 
8 minutes ago 
Modified By 
Duff, Thomas 
File Size 
388 KB 
Sharing 
Private

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