Allow Syncing of Files Shared with Me
I would really like the ability to sync the files that people share with me to Windows Explorer like I can sync the documents that I share with others.
It would make accessing them much quicker and I honestly don't understand why it isn't already a feature.
Hi Davy G. Check out Zee Drive http://www.thinkscape.com/Map-Network-Drives-To-Office-365-OneDrive/#SharedWithMe it supports mapping a network drive to shared with me files so they are available directly from Windows File Explorer
Davy G commented
People who used other cloud services (Box for example) are used to getting an overview in Windows Explorer of files and folders shared with them.
With OneDrive for Business there is an extra step needed for accomplishing this: loging into the onedrive for business web interface and selecting 'sync' option for each folder. They then show up under a specific section in Explorer (not inside OneDrive filetree)
Files shared with me in OneDrive for Business should automaticly be visible in the OneDrive tree inside windows explorer (or this can be an option to turn on/off in the OneDrive Client)
-- Shared with me
-- -- Shared with Me Folder 1
-- -- Shared with me folder 2
-- Own Folder
-- Own File
Pretty common in other cloud services. I hear a lot of our users complaining about this feature missing in OneDrive for Business.
Aditionally: read-only folders should also be shown (with the appropriate rights ofcourse)
I would like to make a recommendation to sync individual files that were shared with me. I can easily sync files that are stored in a folder, but I can't sync individual files. Thanks!
Matthias Fleschütz commented
Additionally easier access to all files shared with me with Explorer / Finder through OneDrive Sync client would be great (some separate namespace as online).
Marek Dąbrowski commented
You can sync every subfolder that you get, you only can't sync files! So your file explorer onedrive can act similar to this.
But solution is mostly related to most Voted staff right now but its other idea of solution to that. Better it will be at is worked normally so access by specify group you have sync but with access to only what your permissions are.
Troy Stevens commented
Let me share my vision. In most organizations users have traditionally been issued a user home drive (personal folder) and network shares for files that are consumed by other people (Public Drive). In the new world of cloud storage and single instance storage (Keep the file where it belongs and grant access as needed) users should only have a OneDrive folder provisioned and when sharing content with team members it would show up in the System Folder "Shared with Me" (unable to delete or remove this folder) in OneDrive online and in OneDrive Sync Client. To further facility the ease of locating content that is your own content as well as content that is shared with you; SharePoint Online's "Relevant Documents" widget should pull data from all Office 365 products (OneDrive, Video, SharePoint, Teams, etc..) and display the content with relevant column headers that help users understand which content is theirs and what has been shared.
Now when and employee leaves the organization the their content is reassigned to a supervisor or chosen delegate as the new owner of this content and keep all the associated sharing/permissions intact. The supervisor will see a new System Folder "Delegated Files" with a subfolder of the former employee ( John Doe - One Drive) which is a reference link to the single instance storage (do not waste time moving data)
This would help remove the need for public folder shares or greatly reduce it.
Then to further reduce the need for a legacy Public Drive, SharePoint Online can create a "My Team" widget that would display their department/team users with their presence. Once a user clicks on them the right hand preview pane would show all content that has been created for the team or specifically shared with you.
Craig Humphrey commented
This goes for SharePoint based files too. (Not just OneDrive)
Nick Cheng commented
I can't figure out how this basic functionality doesn't exist. With Google, click "Add to My Drive" and BAM it's done.