"Add to My OneDrive" option for folders shared between OneDrive for Business and OneDrive Personal
When a folder is shared from a OneDrive Business Account to a OneDrive for Personal Account, there should be an option to add the folder to the OneDrive folder.
Right now, the shared folder can only be accessed using the sharing link which is highly uncomfortable for collaboration.
A person X, who owns a OneDrive Business Account, wants to share documents and collaborate with his partners who have OneDrive Personal.
Now, those partners can access the shared files only on the OneDrive website using the sharing link provided by the person X. Since it is more difficult to use the Web-interface than to use synced files and is impossible to use the files while being offline, it leads to a loss of productivity for the partners.
Another problem is that since the shared files do not appear in the "Shared" section of the partners' OneDrive account, they lose access to the shared files if the sharing link is misplaced and the person X must share the links to the partners again.
All this can be corrected if there was a “Add to OneDrive” option for the shared folder available to the partners, like the option available if a folder is shared between two OneDrive Personal accounts.
Now that the folders are added to the OneDrive of the partners, they can sync them to their computers which makes it easier to edit and work with the folder and its contents and there is no risk of losing access to the files.
The requested "Add to OneDrive" option should work as explained in this article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/add-and-sync-shared-folders-to-onedrive-8a63cd47-1526-4cd8-bd09-ee3f9bfc1504
This topic has been around for many years in the forum now. If Microsoft had wanted to implement it, they would have done it already. I am convinced that they simply do not want to implement this feature, as they fear that then less people would use their paid services. It´s a simple business decision, and it is a matter of market power and oligopoly.
As long as they feel that a certain number of users continue to use their paid services, there is simply no reason for them to interconnect paid with free services.
Please resolve this issue