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!
Chris Black commented
I got this to work:
I'm using the next gen sync tool to sync my ODFB folders, and also the old ODDB sync client to sync the shared folder. It appears as a Sharepoint folder, but other than that it works.
Brian Elliott commented
Does this work with OneDrive for business or only the personal onedrive?
When is this coming for O365 for business?
I don't see this option on my oneDrive for business page. Has this feature been abandoned?
Nothing for OneDrive for Business ?
This is a ******* joke. We have paid for this for 2 years now and it doesn't work with sharing between accounts. Where the **** is the button Add to my OneDrive?
We have run the reg files and using the regular OneDrive and so far so good, but when we try to share stuff it is not a perfect solution.
To make the job of MS product mgrs, let's vote for this functionality but specifically for OneDrive for Business here: https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/9163807-onedrive-for-business-implement-shared-folder-sy
Shocking that you don't have this. How can you sell this as a business solution and not have basic group file sharing functionality for people on the go? I spent most of day troubleshooting what I assumed was a syncing problem but turned out to be a deep fault in your architecture. Unreal.
How can you have it in "it's done" status when it's not working!?
Is there a plan to bring it to ODFB business accounts or not??
johnson huang commented
onedrive for business become a joke without shared folder desktop sync. Is the void heard????
+1 one drive for Business !!! Why paying customer have less ????
This is infuriating! We have just finished the switch over from a local exchange server SBS 2008 only to find out that this "Add to my OneDrive" is not available. Our entire company has switched and it's almost impossible to explain to everyone that Microsoft does not have this feature available.
Everyone feels like we have made a major downgrade from Dropbox and it cost us more money. This feature is a must have in order to use a cloud syncing program. Dropbox and Google drive have these features. There's no reason it shouldn't be available to OneDrive users.
Travis Rogers commented
Doesn't seem to be working in One Drive For Business as of Jan 2016...it's been 5 months; exactly how long is this roll-out going to take?
Is there a timeframe for this feature in OD4B? Our end users are requesting the functionality.
When will this feature be released for OD4B?
You must add this feature to One Drive for business asap. Remove the "Boom it's done" until you have it working for OD4B as well.
Finally, is this possible to sync shared folder/file to the OneDrive App or not ?...
And Other users shared pictures appear locally as "Pictures (1)" "Pictures (2)" and so on?!? Was this the best naming polify you came up with?
TeYoU Ng commented
The reason Dropbox is better than OneDrive for Business is that they allow user to sync shared folder to their own folder!
I'm running Windows 8.1, so I need to upgrade to W10 to use this feature. However, my relatively new and shiny Dell PC does not allow upgrading. Hence this is not working for me.
Please reconsider supporting 8.1.