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!
This is a joke right? How is there NO WAY TO ENABLE THIS for business clients?! Its 2016! Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, OwnCloud, Sync, every single tool out there for business and personal offer this feature
Adam Duggan commented
Please implement this for OneDrive for Business asap. This is a critical (and still missing) feature!
Could a Microsoft admin please provide detailed instructions here for how to do this on Windows 7 and OneDrive for Business? A link to the appropriate webpage would also be fine.
I am unable to find the option "Add to my OneDrive" in my group's Files page. My personal files sync to my local drive properly but I can't figure out how to do the same for my group's files.
It's almost a year since this was rolled out for personal OneDrive. Why is it not yet implemented for OneDrive for business?!?
Miloslav Divis commented
What is done? When I click on my colleague folder and click sync I will get: "There is no application set to open the URL grvopen://" If I try it on sharepoint folder, nothing happens. There is NO "Add to my OneDrive" action. I have version 17.3.6389 (0415) and Macbook with El Captain.
Martin Greenhow commented
It's not done is it Jason? Listen to the people. We NEED this feature to make ODFB a viable solution.
Please add the access and sync of shared folders ASAP!!!
Ridiculous for not having this feature!
Vincent Duvernet commented
Dropbox is still more user friendly than OneDrive for Business today.
I don't understand Microsoft point of view :/
So we've just paid for Office 365 to make use of this feature and I now find it's not actually working yet which is frankly rubbish! Is there any idea when this feature will appear?
Okay... it is now almost May 2016, and apparently the big announcement in this thread that this was being "rolled out" has yet to actually come true.
Does anyone have an ETA on this feature?
rolling out? your statements dates from almost 9 months ago.
Please add this feature ASAP. the only alternative migrating back to dropbox.
Need this Feature asap. This was the only reason we've taken on this subscription.
We also need definetely this feature in Onedrive for Business.
All concentration of Microsoft should be on this because it is a K.O. criteria.
Microsoft do you think you will get people to move from Google Apps and Dropbox if the only alternative is Sharepoint? And you are calling this a productivity platform? Get your act together and stop forcing people to do stuff the Microsoft Enterprise way if you are targeting Office 365 to SMB, you are just throwing money away because SMB's HATE the sharepoint way, not to mention the high learning curve and lack of flexibility.
Genevieve Renoir commented
This is really important!
When, simply say WHEN ODFB WILL HAVE THAT FEATURE FFS!!!!
Extremely disappointing to see such a basic feature missing from this "Next generation sync client"
Now I have to switch back to Google apps/drive, what a bloody waste of time!
After implementing the Sites as an alternative to sharing files in onedrive and using 'add to myonedrive' I found that the MAC version of OneDrive for Business does not support sites! So this brings us to another stop. See https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/7596777-add-the-ability-to-open-sharepoint-sites-for-mac-l
When I found out this doesn't work for business, I looked more into it and found that "Sites" is designed to share between users more efficiently and set that up. It is explained here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Set-up-Office-365-file-storage-and-sharing-7aa9cdc8-2245-4218-81ee-86fa7c35f1de Basically use "sites" for shared files and folders, and use "one drive" for your personal docs. OneDrive Desktop is able to access BOTH. I too was migrating a large amount of files from Google Docs, and used: https://www.cloudhq.net There is a free trial account and it moves AND converts sheets/docs to .xlsx and docx