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!
Any update from Microsoft before I switch to Dropbox?
Robert Neve commented
Is there a way to get "add to my onedrive" for read only shared folders?
Dat Boi commented
I wonder if any of these people complaining about co-owned document sync have ever heard of SharePoint. You know, that platform that was designed for collaboration.
Everyone, this feature IS available and fully functional. Go to your shared folders (from the OneDrive dashboard click "Shared"), then Right-Click on a folder (not a file) someone else has shared with you. There is an option to "Add to My OneDrive". Give it a second and it will begin uploading to your OneDrive Files. If you don't see it in your Files, then refresh the webpage and it will be there ready to sync to your PC and devices.
Am i missing something here? Is this uservoice.com website an official affiliate of Microsoft or just some stupid jokesters website?
This functionality IS NOT DONE or ready. "Add to my OneDrive" - where TF is this feature, because i cannot see it.
Furthermore, OneDrive client sucks. For a company the size of Microsoft, the development and progression of OneDrive and OneDrive for Mac is extremely poor and slow.
Get your **** together Microsoft before Google teaches you more hard lessons.
OK so I really can´t find the "add to my oneDrive" option on the web on MAC. So now we have reached the point where I can´t copy/sync/duplicate files shared with me and access them locally.
Are you kidding me? the only prime purpose of this app is to share files and I can´t...share files????
Really Microsoft, Really?
Angry User commented
Dropbox is so much better and easier to use. Regret attempting to switch to OneDrive!
Almost one year ago you wrote its done. There are tutorials. Well, we are using Office365 for Business Premium and there is no such option in onedrive on website like "Add to my onedrive".
You say its done but it is not - its simply a lie.
Why you enrage your business users with saying something crucial is done with ODFB BUT IT IS NOT AVAILABLE TO US?
Switching to Office 365 was worst decision in our company, unfortunately recommended by myself, because I believed in all your marketing ******** of group colaboration super abilities, simultaneous work on office files etc. And now we got crippled new gen ODFB and its useless for working in groups. You lie to people and they trust you and buy flawed product which is not suited for business use at all! I really feel deceived.
Start to treat your busines customers seriously, because when subscription time ends, half of them will jump of this sinking ship.
Is there any way how to take whole space from onedrive bussines and bring it to onedrive personal?
why you made features like a shortener and external share without login it available for the Onedrive personal and not the Business edition???
What is going on here? When you are saying that you have begun to enroll it, does this means users outside of your company? Because we have not seen this feature on any of our (hundreds) customers.
This must be some kind of a joke, and not even fun one...
Please implement the shared folder sync for Onedrive for Business ASAP!!! I don't realy get why you made it available for the Onedrive personal and not the Business edition???
This is so ridiculous it borders on the insane. There are even tutorials online which show how to 'add to my OneDrive' and yet the functionality just does not exist. Since when are Business users offered LESS functionality for MORE money?
We have just recently set up with OneDrive and I have informed our CEO of this flaw. I am sure he will be taking us entirely off of Microsoft's systems if they cannot get this basic function to work.
This oversight renders OneDrive useless. End of story.
Hats off to your UX designers, Microsoft.
May 2016 NO IT"S NOT DONE! JASON MOORE lies!
What an ********! OneDrive is so big failure by Microsoft. How can you even say its done WHEN ITS NOT DONE?
Microsoft marketing team selling LIES to customers, to encourage them to jump in to the boat called Office365. When you jump in, and make whole migration to exchange servers etc you dont think about going back, and after trial perpiod runs out, you are actually starting to see how buggy office365 parts are!
The best example is OneDrive for Business - its a joke. Its like from year 2005 technology. And now developers LIE about what is done and what is going to be done. Selective folder sync is the only feature added to new onedrive, and some limitations were taken off. I hope its stable. Still ITS USELESS FOR TEAM COLLABORATION!!!!
And office365 marketing slogan is "colaborate easily from anywhere, everywhere, on any device". Yeah sure, spending all your life in www browser trying to find who shared something with you. Thats just unacceptable.
Do you hear that?
YOUR ONE DRIVE FOR BUSINESS IS A JOKE, USELESS ****. Companies signed to office365 are using now Dropbox instead of onedrive - W T F??? You really can't see the problem here?
GET IT DONE! LISTEN TO YOUR CUSTOMERS! ITS ******* BUSINESS WE ARE RUNNING HERE, AND WE ARE PAYING FOR TOOLS TO MAKE WORK EASIER. ONEDRIVE DONT MAKE WORK EASIER IN ANY WAY.
I am repeating this for almost 3 months now.
Boom it is still not done...
this is such an important feature for One Drive for Business and yet we get no news of any progress on when we can expect it. Our school doesn't know if it should keep waiting like it has been (for a year now) or to change over to another provider that does have this feature. It's crucial to sharing files in our departments..
Rob Wilson commented
I really need this working on Mac, OneDrive for business users and shared folders. I just assumed it worked out of the box, but to hear it was ready for 'personal' in 2015 and still not available May 2016 is gutting. Please hurry up!
nick keyes commented
has this been done now? I just upgraded my clients to the latest version of one drive the shred with me folder doesn't appear...
Finding the same as other commenters - made more frustrating by the fact that I have received "support" to get the sync for a single user working across multiple machines and now find that despite explaining this in the first place it seems I can't share those files with another staff member and have them sync those same files.
I feel stupid for telling everyone that recommended dropbox that I was persisting with ODFB. OneDrive For One-Man Business, more like. There's nothing business-friendly about having un-synced shared files
I have a small office, I want each of us to have exactly the same access to exactly the same sets of files, and be able to work on these files all at the same time. I want the files to remain in one online folder and to also download to each computer. The files should be co-owned, not shared from one person to the other person. It is the only ongoing major problem I have with OneDrive.