Implement a folder tree like Google Drive. It would make navigating and moving files around much easier.
I'm surprised this isn't already a feature. Clicking through folder labels to get to where I want to go is irritating. It'd be much better to expand a folder tree and go right where I need to. We need a navigation pane for a more friendly UI experience.
Thanks for all the feedback on this item. Its one the team hears and we are continuing to track this as part of our future roadmap. Please continue to share your thoughts and ideas here!
In google, you can take an item and "add" it to your drive, and then logically organize it anywhere within your "tree". In One Drive, you can see a folder if it is shared with you and add it to your tree, but when a file is shared, you can only see it online from the "shared" view or via email from the original shared link. For executives who are shared a lot of files, it makes it very difficult to organize and locate files.
OneDrive on line is conceived to be a terrible experience. This vacuum created by "shall all be cloud and only we can manage it" let us users annoyed. There is no logicla reason or program issue to not have a file tree there to begin with
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Raghvendra Pratap Singh commented
In search results, the searched file should be provided with directory link to reach to the directory of the file in one click.
Christine Peters commented
This would be a huge help in using and navigating in OneDrive online. Is there any update as to the timeline??
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Anton Milardovic commented
Still can't believe this hasn't been implemented, when it seems like such a simple thing... come on Microsoft!
Is it really gonna take you five (5) f----- years to implement the most basic navigation feature anyone could request? It took three years for you to consider it, another three years for you to commit to doing it. I'm thinking it'll take you ten (10) years to make this happen...at least. I thought big tech companies hired bright, motivated people to make things happen on a non-geological time scale.
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William Carter commented
Guys, there are 3-4 versions of OneDrive. Here is a link to get the File Explorer version:
William Carter commented
I believe that would be the app that's @ https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/download/ ... You can tell the difference between two of the OneDrive because one icon is just a picture of the cloud and the other has a cloud on top of an open file or your "Folder Tree"! Maybe it's the Office 365 version, but anyway, Microsoft Store and or Microsoft Office has one already :)
Thanks, retrac. Reference/view the attached file.
Now that is assuming by "Tree" you mean like File Explorer.
If OneDrive wants to compete with Dropbox and GDrive, this is an essential feature. Anyone using their files from anywhere that's not their main PC will understand this. Google Drive is winning.
I ask myself how you can search for a certain folder content in a folder structure of project photos (eg where hundreds of folders, divided into subfolders with dozens of their own subfolders)? a TB of data divided into say 700 folders / subfolders seems really hectic to me
I can only use the one-drive online because myself and someone else is working on Linux and therefore cannot explore locally in a file list.
working in the cloud is not really realistic with microsoft one-drive it is more a look-alike ....
Rajat Malik commented
1 year later and still thinking about it?
Jay Scott commented
This is aboslutely a NEEDED functionality. Box does it, Dropbox does it, Google Drive does it... Microsoft File Explorer does it.... refer to screen shots.
There is no reason why search results do not provide users with UNC path location.
If it is an issue with permissions and perhaps you don't have permission to a particular parent folder, then redact the path and say "User does not have access to one of parent level folders and therefore the Full UNC path cannot be displayed...
Edvard Wikström commented
Same thing when i want to move or copy a file to another site - the only options i am presented with are "Following" and "Recent" sites. What if it's a new location i have not used before? How am i supposed to find that? Not to mentions it's all in a seemingly random order making it hard to navigate. If Microsoft would fix these seemingly simple but crucial issues i'm sure adoption would skyrocket.
Martijn Walraven commented
for WEB Onedrive would also then like to be able to search for folders when copy-pasting or moving files. Navigating through the whole tree is slow at the moment.
I agree...the current Shared Libraries is awfully difficult to navigate. I click on 'More libraries' and I i get a list of a random assortment of libraries, followed by a second random list of libraries...many of which are duplicates of the first group, but this time in a different order. The best part is that no all of the libraries I have access to are even shown. And these two random groups are in addition to a third list in the left navigation pane, again presented as a partial list of sites in a random order. I find this page to be complete useless in my workflow
You would think by now Microsoft would want to be a leader instead of slug. What is the holdup in not implementing a directory tree.
This is a time saver for sure. Especially for those of us who are constantly receiving files via email from clients. It would be great to be able to save a file directly into a specific OneDrive folder from the email itself. Thanks!