Allow folders to be shared/co-owned with access/sync the same for all co-owners
You can do this with competing consumer cloud storage systems. OneDrive should offer that functionality as well.
Users would be able to add shared folders to their own OneDrive, syncing the folders on their computer like any other OneDrive folders.
Hi all -
I’m excited to let you know that we’ve begun rolling out Shared Folder sync on OneDrive. We can’t wait for you to start using it!
How does it work? We have a new action on OneDrive, called “Add to my OneDrive.” Whenever you are using OneDrive on the web, or through the mobile app, you’ll see this when you are browsing content that others have shared with you. Clicking “Add to my OneDrive” will add that folder to your OneDrive. From then on, whenever you browse your OneDrive, you’ll be able to see any of the shared folders you’ve added. And on the sync client, when you select what folders to sync, you’ll see all the shared folders you’ve added. Select the shared folder(s) you want and they’ll immediately begin syncing to your PC or Mac.
We’re rolling this out which takes some time, and of course you may get it before your friend who also wants it (try not to rub it in). Shared Folder sync is available on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and MacOS. Windows 8.1 users will need to upgrade to Windows 10 to get this feature. Note that you’ll only be able to sync shared folders where you have Editor permissions.
Let us know how Shared Folders work for you – and go sync those files!
Need this capability in Onedrive for Business (for Mac) in order to migrate our organisation off Dropbox.
Is the difficulty due to the sync capability in Onedrive (for personal users) being via live.com, whereas Onedrive for Business is based on Sharepoint, hence two different architectures?
When is this function coming for "OneDrive for Business". That is the place where this is needed!!
Why this feature still not online for more than one year?
This really is awful. This not just a nice feature...it is an ESSENTIAL feature for OneDrive for Business.
I just can't believe that if I share a folder with another Onedrive user, that user cannot see the folder directly in his/her Onedrive. This is really inconvenient for work.
And that SharePoint really puzzles me. Why did they have to complicate the story?? What was wrong with the one of shared documents in the cloud?? Why two systems!
And... Share Point and OneDrive do not understand each other very well either!
For instance. I share a Onedrive doc with an Ourlook group. Thant I go to the "files" section in that group, and the files are not there!!!
Come on, this is just too much! :(
MS had just to copy Dropbox!
ONEDRIVE SUCKS!!!!! REALLY THIS SHOULDNT BE THIS HARD. DROPBOX = SIMPLE, ONEDRIVE = PAIN **********
This worked between my pc and macbook when I set it up two months ago, and now that I return to it nothing is syncing. I've been trying to (re-) figure it out for an hour... and I'm getting the sinking feeling it's back to my handy thumb drive for this business trip!
Mews Partners commented
Another business requesting this feature for OneDrive for Business...
Just wasted an hour of my time trying to share my onedrive with my business partner. OMG! This is not brain surgery! Most maddening...I can highlight a single file or a single folder and share it, but I can't share multiple folders. What a piece of ****. Glad I pay for Office365 to get more online storage...not!
We are probably copying all of our data to Dropbox tonight. This is an absolute impediment to business.
Same-- business requesting this feature for OneDrive for Business.
Another business requesting this feature for OneDrive for Business......
Oh please, please, please, put this feature in OneDrive for Business...
As requested Jason, I'm letting you know how shared folders is going for us....It's not since we are using OneDrive for business. I might have used SharePoint, but you cant get that to sync for our mac users. This is simply awful.
when is this going to be available for OneDrive for Business??
Alexey Smolyakov commented
Not working for OneDrive for Business.
Abe Levy commented
When you have Microsoft Office Home Premium and are allowed to share with family members, it is inconceivable that you cannot have all OneDrive folders shared also if that is what you choose to do.
Lynn Johnson commented
Understand when these guys say "OneDrive" they mean "Personal OneDrive" which is a completely different product than "OneDrive for Business". It has been maddening to try and research how to do something for my company (using OneDrive for Business) find a post explaining how to do it and THEN wrack your brain because the option they describe doesn't seem appear where they say it should be. FINALLY you discover... Nope it's just for the personal version of OneDrive. As a business... you're scr3wed.
Microsoft should have named these apps two different things so as to avoid this constant confusion and frustration. But that would have required a bit of common sense... something MS is in short supply of.
Another common sense thing to do would be to NOT hobble the business version of your application. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?
You're just begging to p!ss-off the very people you should be trying to help.
I am absolutely stunned that this issue has not been resolved yet. The entire planet is moving to the cloud and MS can't even roll out the most basic of features. Where are your priorities at?????
Does this only work for folders that are shared with editing permissions?
I see the "Add to my OneDrive" link when I have permissions to edit, but not when I have permissions to view only.
Is there a workaround at all on OneDrive for Business or OneDrive really as useless as it appears to be ?