Give us OneDrive For Business Context Menu options
The old Sync Client had right-click context menu items. For example:
1. OneDrive For Business > Share
2. OneDrive For Business > View in Browser
The new client removed these. WHY?!?! Please give us these options back and more. It is crazy to think users should go to the web to share a file/folder. Let users do it from the folder view directly. I would even take it further and put OneDrive share options in the Explorer ribbon.
Thanks for the suggestion. Could you split out sharing and viewing online? Currently these will both take you to our website.
I tried to "split it up" in a new idea with also an idea how it maybe could look like in the context menu. This is also an attempt to get this idea upvoted to let MS know that this is really important to us. https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/18988798-onedrive-for-business-context-menu-sharing-copy
Jeff Coleman commented
Absolutely! The office environment is where this is most important because that's where multiple users need to open excel files online in order to simplify editing.
Agreed. Please give me back the ezy handling options that the context menu's gave.
Improvment are ment to make things better!! Not worse.
These two items being not being available from the context menu is such a workflow killer. I want to share files and I have to go open SharePoint in a browser and find the right project folder. It's extremely cumbersome to do all this from within an Office app, especially if I'm sharing more than one file at a time.
I can't really understand that this is not implemented already. This is such a fudamental functionality when working with shared files! Please add this option.
Michael Tompkins commented
Agreed. I use this functionality quite often and am missing it in the new client.
One major issue is that if I use 'Get a sharing link' from within an Office application, that link defaults to only allowing people to view/edit within my organization. The majority of the time, I'm sharing with people outside of the organization. So, instead of having this context menu where I can easily click and grab the link in the web, I have to open the browser, open OneDrive, navigate through the tree structure to find the file that I already have pulled up in Explorer. It's a bit of a pain.