Remove (Hide) Files from "Shared with Me" view
Allow removing/hiding files and folders from the OneDrive for Business "Shared with Me" view.
Some shared files and folders are unwanted or obsolete , so it should be possible to remove/hide those.
This feature has begun rolling out. You can select files in your Shared with Me view and remove them. The file will still be available from search should you want to retrieve it. Thanks!
1- Shared an item with someone
2- In the "Shared With" menu, it will stay forever. You cannot remove it.
you admins said "this is in the plans" months ago. how hard is it to correct the function of the "remove from shared list" button? we don't want to see it again, so we want it gone. yet here we are still, with **** clogging our drives. how long until what's "in the plans" is actually a reality?
this doesn't appear to be working properly. Even though user has clicked on "remove from shared list" the files and folders still appear in his "shared with me" tab in OneDrive. He is also unable to remove the files from the local folder on his PC.
Why would OneDrive design a system which keeps removed items? If I wanted to keep them, then I wouldn't want to remove them, shared or otherwise. Doesn't this eat into the available space on the OneDrive account? Major flaw for sure.
Clearly still a problem. Some method of organizing the shared with me view would also be great.
I am trying to delete files and folders that were shared with me last year from my shared list. Every time I go to delete some of them, it says "Cannot remove item; Either item hasn't been shared, or item hasn't been shared with you." These files are irrelevant now and clogging up my list. How do I get them to go away if I can't delete them? I can't even create a file to hide them all in!
What I want to do is upload a folder our company's shared onedrive and leave it there, but "disassociate" from it and delete it from my hard drive. So it stays there under a different owner but it's not taking up hard drive space. Can I do that?
The remove feature is not a bad one, but getting something a user removed back? That would be the other half to implementing this. Why not just move it into a separate section, the front page of things I want to see and the back page of things I didn't want to see. Then allow me to move things back and forth.
You also had something strange going with shared folders. Names were duplicating. Well, when a user looks and finds the same folder listed twice, guess what they do? Yes, remove it. Guess what happens? Right, both folders go away. Guess who calls asking how to get either (or both!?) of them back? Yep.
Is anyone still working on a resolution to this?
BS: Just tried it, all the search box pulls up is the files on my OneDrive
Exactly. I agree with what Hannah had to say. I have this huge list of files in my Shared with Me Folder and I can no longer remove them from "view" the folder because it says they are not there and yet I still have to scroll through this huge list when trying to get to the stuff I really want to see. It's extremely frustrating!
As previous commenters have stated; this doesn't seem to work för OneDrive for Business. The only thing that happens when you "remove" an item is the the content disappears. It's still there, in the Shared With Me-list (forever and ever and ever). Seriously, I don't care if it never goes away, I just want to not see it ever, or at least be able to sort it to folders I can ignore.
something is shared and then removed shared still shows on the list for the users, the ability to manage shared with me files for either removing them would be helpful
I don't have this option in my OneDrive for business. I can go to view library but there is nothing like "remove" in the context menu... I would like to unshare myself from a Shared Document.
Rusty Austin commented
What if I don't want to see it ever again, ESPECIALLY when I search my email? I was working for a company that fired me and now every time I do a search of my gmail, if the search term is in one of the documents someone over there shared with me any time in the last 5 years, that document shows up in the search returns. I have deleted everything from google drive yet it still appears. I even deleted the google drive application off my mac, yet it still appears, also, it shows the name of the guy who shared it with me who is also the guy who fired me. I wish not to be reminded of this every time I search for, for example, "John" is a search term is one that returns an offending doc. How can I destroy this vexatious evil thing...
If I accidentally removed a folder from my "Shared with Me" list, can I get it back into that list? If so, how?
Reading more of the comments I am now wondering if the sharing user has to stop sharing BEFORE they delete the file in order for it to be removed from the shared user's Shared with Me view...? Is that true Jason?
Finally, I am finding the same thing happens in the OneDrive iPhone app. It's that initial Shared section that users will continue to see files previously shared with them but yet cannot access them or delete them. Interestingly, this is true even when the sharing user deletes the file from their own OneDrive.
Aha! More discovery...Check this out... there appears to be some mix up with folders WITHIN the Shared with me seciton of a user's OneDrive for Business. More specifically, a user that has files shared with them can delete, rename, edit, etc., files in the shared with me subfolders... but for some reason the changes are not reflected in the root (?) Shared with me that appears in the home OneDrive for Business screen belonging to the user that has had files shared with them.
This is where permissions are critical - if you share files with a user and give them full permissions they can delete files. Be careful about giving them full permissions if the folders you are sharing are the original copes of the file.
Here it is broken down:
1. A shares a file with B
2. B signs into OneDrive for Business via browser and clicks on Shared with me
3. In B's Shared with me section of their ODFB (don't know what else to call it), B sees all files shared from different users. This includes any files that have been deleted or "removed from list" by B
4. B clicks on a folder in the "Shared with me" section viewer
5. B can then click on a folder within this Shared with me section and have another tab come up with the contents of that folder
6. It is in that tab/window that the B can make changes, delete them. These changes affect A's own folder (i.e., the user that shared the files with B).
So really, the microsoft team just has to find a way to have changes made in these subfolders mirrored in the home screen of Share with me from a user's ODFB.
Hope that helps.
Never mind... I still see all the photos and folders I had shared with the user when logged into their account. It appears moving them around duplicates them several times in the ODFB's shared with me. Yikes.