Sharing files/folders to a Group does not show up in users "Shared with me" folder.
When sharing a file or folder to an Office 365 Group, the users do not receive an invitation email and they can only access the shared files/folders via a URL link. These shares do not show up under their "Shared with Me" folder. This really defeats the purpose of sharing with a group. The idea is to make sharing with large numbers of users easier. Set up a group, then share with them. Please fix this.
Good suggestion. Working on it…
Emre Erbil commented
I have the same issue with that. Even I grant access to a user from Onedrive web portal, the target user is not aware of it. Currently the user's account does not consist of the folder I grant access to her. I want to use Onedrive as a team file server, please fix this. Thanks.
Seriously, I've been waiting for this for literally years! Since SharePoint 2013 I've wondered why this feature is missing. Now even with Office365 if I share with a mail universal group synced to the cloud with azure ad sync it still doesn't work!
It's obvious that these properties are searchable, as documents and folders can be searched for by members of the group they are shared with.
Including documents and folders shared to groups in group members shared with me area is essential.
Please implement ASAP!
Jeremy Sieger commented
This is crazy. Should not be a "suggestion", it should have been implemented as part of the original release. Otherwise the "share with Group" is a misleading waste of time. Defeats the entire purpose of the feature if I have to share with each individual for them to be able to see the files in "Shared with Me".
Scott Holmes commented
Please add this feature
Need this now.
This works on Box. Try it.
Don't think about it, don't work on it, EXECUTE A SOLUTION ALREADY MICROSOFT! This is unacceptable. Basic group sharing is trivial.
Looking to share a folder in an individual One Drive to members of a group rather than having to share with each person individually. But the members in the group need to be able to see the folders in "shared with me".
Having to use one drive as sharepoint is brutal to save to off of the app on an iPad (child care centre with 12 rooms and staff use iPads - looking for online shared storage solution and open to suggestions because Microsoft has not figured this one out yet?!)
This still doesn't work.
Why is this not part of the basic functionality ?
A new user is created and added to an AD group that has access to shared Folders but cannot see it in shared with me.
How are they supposed to get to this without manually sending them a link?
If we share with a O365 group, we can see what's shared in the group's "Shared with us" view on the group site. The important thing that's missing is the same view when accessing group files from OneDrive interface.
Muhammad Ali commented
How on earth this is a "suggestion"? What is the purpose of having "shared with me" view, if it does show everything that is being shared with the user directly or via group?
When are we going to have this share with group function fixed? thanks.
More than a good suggestion. Sharing a folder in an O365 Group (SharePoint Documents) should show up somewhere for the members of the other Group or security group it's being shared with. Full Stop.
It's brutal the only browsable way is to follow an email link, and then at best is to press sync that then pops up a OneDrive for Business client on the desktop, to can cache the folder & file names with the desktop file browser. There's your awareness of what has been share with you... BRUTAL!!!
To further exacerbate use and understanding of file sharing and the ambiguity of Groups... OneDrive is constantly confused with SharePoint due to the client handling SharePoint on the Desktop. Top it off the folders & contents of SharePoint folders are easily deleted via the file browser, and anyone not severing the sync from the OneDrive client in the tray, can easily make the mistake of deleting everyone's files, hopefully caught within 30 days or too bad... And lastly it seems custom SharePoint permissions are a must, can only be applilied Group by Group (Site by Site), in order to keep people from accidently deleting folders when they are editors. In other words there are only three canned editing permissions for O365 Groups and no warnings you are about to delete everyone's files. BRUTAL!!!
We need this ASAP!
Nathan Lidia commented
There is not a good reason folders shared with groups should not show up in the Shared with me link. We need the ability to for it to show up in the Shared with me link and then Sync with the computer so it can be viewed in the computer browser. And when users are added to the group it will automatically show up in their Shared with me link.
Aaron Weiler commented
This should be default to not show, but at least be an option to show them at the Global Admin's discretion. Please add this!
Surely this is a no-brainer to implement?
Simple - any files or folders that are shared with you in OneDrive should appear under the tab 'shared with me'. Why has it taken so long and yet no solution?
Since more than 3 years Microsoft haven't been able to fix this bug... Unbelievable!!! I really need this functionality for my daily work - go ahead and fix it!!!
Adding on to others comments here. The fact you select to share by group but it does not show in Shared with Me section is very confusing to users. This is they type of thing that gets users frustrated with Microsoft products.
So I can add a group, but like other have said nobody receives and email and they do not have access to the folders/files. If I then add an individual from one of those groups they receive an email and are then able to see the shared folders/files. I then wanted to remove that individual and they are no where to be found in the 'grant access' area. it states access granted by the group they are in. I must be missing something - right?????