OneDrive for Business - Implement shared folder syncing to desktop client
We need the ability to sync folders that have been shared by another Onedrive for Business user with the desktop client. You just rolled this out for personal OneDrive, but it seems like it's more important for Onedrive for Business.
We’ve recently rolled out support for syncing your shared OneDrive for Business folders and Team sites (including O365 Groups). You can read more here: https://blogs.office.com/2017/01/24/onedrive-brings-new-file-collaboration-and-management-features-to-the-enterprise/ Thanks!
ronald recorte commented
It is currently EOY, any update on this?
Hey Jason Moore, I can't use this feature until this is resolved.
It is truly extraordinary that a company the size of Microsoft is unable to implement this essential feature; it is not fit for purpose as it is.
Please, please get a move on.
Any update on this issue?
Ok, the preview isn't the preview for shared OneDrive for Business folders...
This is misleading.
Gert-Jan François commented
Dear Jason, I am currently waiting for this feature to implement OD4B in my company. Is there a new release planned with shared folders in the desktop client? If so, when?
onedrive hater commented
You should offer Office365 for lower price without crippled onedrive, useless sharepoint etc. Offer just desktop apps, and exchange server, because your collaboration in cloud is really poor JOKE. This funcionality is most important. We don't want to use browsers, we are not working on calculators or phones ffs! We want use windows desktop apps and access our files from windows explorer, aswell as shared with us files! Is it so hard to understand? onedrive is useless **** for two years, how can you still lie to people telling them its worth something? ffs... never more microshit.
Come on Microsoft, please sort out. Sharepoint is absolute junk. What is the point of OneDrive when it doesn't work in the way you would expect.
What is the update on this?
This is CRAZY MSFT. GET IT TOGETHER. THE END OF THE YEAR IS HERE!
Abysmal. Folder sharing in a business focussed cloud drive solution is essential.
Even the preview is awful. We don't use Sharepoint, nor to we have any desire to.
This stinks of over-engineering of a ridiculously simple and mandatory feature.
It's amazing the things not available for so many years, this stuff is elementary along with downloading multiple files at once, sharing folders without sign-in, sharing links look horrible, sharing links work that if the file name changes, the link will break. So many things wrong with OD4B but glad it's finally being addressed.
GET IT DONE FFS commented
Still NOTHING. Where is shared with me folder on my desktop OneDrive folder? I dont want to play with ****** sharepoint or using stupid www interface for working ON MY DESKTOP. Are you serious? People are demanding this functionality since release, our company is not using onedrive at all because its useless without such basic function! 1TB of free space for everyone which will not be used at all. Thats your strategy microsoft isn't it?
Even if you actually implement this feature in this year (you have 18 days left only so I guess again you will f... all your ODFB customers) I am sure there will be some crippled conditions or another brain ***** that will make it unusable as it is right now. It is such facepalm...
Ditto the last comment--want to use ODFB but need this fix first. Any updates? Thanks.
Any update on when this feature will be released? I'm following this suggestion for over a year now, because its the last (AND MOST IMPORTANT) feature I'm waiting for before introducing OneDrive for business in my company. In my eyes the SharePoint workaround is not a useful solution in an business environment.
Neil Sargent commented
I've tried the new preview synch client and it is a major improvement on groove.exe's interface, speed of connection and selectivity.
It could do with the following improvements:
1) It MUST MUST MUST be capable of working with external users. It is currently limited to licensed users of the host domain (see MS support ticket #30099-582391 for full details). groove.exe works with any permitted user authenticated by any Microsoft Account (personal or business). I need to be able to be able to fully synch shared folders with my clients/suppliers. I cannot dictate to them that they must be Office 365 business users and I cannot reasonably be expected to integrate all of them into my own team using my own subscription licenses.
2) It would be great to define the synch library/folder from the client side, rather than having to navigate to each folder on the site and sync them one-by-one. This can currently be done using groove.exe with some command-line magic, if you know the library GUIDs.
3) If you unlink a PC from a personal OneDrive folder (either manually or through system crash/rebuild) and then re-link the client, it offers to re-use the previously synched local files. It would be good if this was extended to resynching SharePoint libraries. It might have to remember the site details to know that the files really do belong to the same site, rather than a different site with the same friendly name.
Great work so far!
What? It's November 2016 and you STILL can't share a network drive with OneDrive? Tried it, nowhere near as useful as Dropbox, ditched it. Sharepoint? You're having a laugh...
Unless I have read that guide wrong, in order to sync 'Shared with me' folders they have to be set up under Team Sites in SharePoint? That doesn't seem right..
So I saw that we have to use a SharePoint folder share to accomplish this OneDrive sync. I was all excited, and wrestled through all the quirks of making it work. But after I got it working, and tried to transfer my files over, I discovered that any SharePoint shared folder has a meager 2GB limit. So I guess I'm back to MEGA. It's only 50GB free, but it downloads/syncs shared folders without a hitch.