Favorite folders and files
Can you add a feature to add favourite folders or files for quick access. Not like the recent folder. Like a list of bookmarks that never changes.
We’re working on a feature to flag folders and files to access later. This feature will be for commercial accounts (business) initially.
I've just thought of a workaround for this. It works for me at least. You can create a share link from any folder. No need to share it with anyone in particular, just create the link and the folder will appear in your shared docs section.
Sami Aviles commented
Please provide a feature like this. It's absolutely crucial when navigating a handful of shared files within an organization. The current filter and organization options take far too much time to access files regularly strictly via OneDrive (versus creating a browser bookmark).
@Angus: any update from MS side on this point?
Possibility to mark folders as favourite and to see them on the side menu would be fine.
If not this, also helpful would be to have - like "Recent" for files - a menu point "Recent folders".
Right now it's a lot of navigation within the folder structure....
Also would be really helpful to see the "favourite folders" when moving documents within OneDrive (for business). E.g. moving E-Mail attachments from the standard storing folder with one click to a specific project folder,...
This is one the nicest features of google drive and would be a huge add to OneDrive (making it more useful)
RUDY L. commented
I feel the same!...
...in the meantime, I saved the one file I wanted to have a 'favorite' as a bookmark on my browser.
(copied the URL & created the bookmark)
I could get used to using the web interface of OneDrive much faster if there were such a "Favorites" or "Quick Access" section where frequently used folders could be pinned. There's space over on the left ready for it right now. Without this the web interface is just too slow and cumbersome to use for drilling down into a folder structure very far or often. Lose your place, or accidently close the tab (which I've done a million times) and you have to open it up and one slow web page at a time drill down to where you were to begin with.. This feature is SORELY needed.
Even shortcuts created via windows within a onedrive folder to another folder in the same one drive isn't supported in the android Ap. Such a shame
Matt Jans commented
This is ESSENTIAL. OneDrive has gotten better over the past few years, but navigation is awful (at least in terms of working the same way as navigation does in Windows native). Being able to "save as" to the active folder is another essential fix, too. But a favorites list that's accessible via left navigation menu and when you go to "Save As" a file, would be great.
Judit Szécsi commented
Is this something non-existent for now? How am I supposed to collaborate with my team on shared folders without this? Please make this available as soon as possible.
I use several folders and navigate between them. Having a tree is invaluable to enable this. Not having the tree is pushing me to look at other alternatives.
Gary Parke commented
Would be a very useful feature.
I also agree
I agree with this suggestion
It is particularly important for files shared with me, where I can't organize anything (not even in folders)
The lack of the navigation ability from the left pane essentially makes the left pane useless. It is painful to only be able to navigate in the main area. It makes no sense to have it if it will only allow me to see Files which will take me back to the root.
Additionally, it is painful that I can't change the column widths, and the Name gets shortened and I see all this unused white space on the screen!
Anna Lidin commented
Is not Delve the answer on this?
Eric VanDeGenachte commented
Although there doesn't appear to be a way to designate a folder as a 'Favorite,' there is a category on the OneDrive for Business portal for 'Recent' files, which may solve some of the issues that some clients are experiencing.
Google Drive has the right idea with the facility to "Star" or "favourite" folders, to prevent having to click through several steps to get to a regularly used folder. Lets hope Microsoft catches up quickly as this is a big downfall that they aren't providing something like this.
Also, having been able to colour code folders in Google, this would also be an ideal feature for Microsoft to add to OneDrive as soon as possible.