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…
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?????
Wow are you kidding me Microsoft? This is absolutely basic function! I can share with group but group can not see this file.. Very unprofessional and not business friendly :-(
Scott Brown commented
Hello Douglas, being that OneDrive for Business is becoming more of a "Business" platform, by having this View available completes the Sharing Experience. Currently users are still having to Share with Individuals so they can see the Shared Folder through their User UI; otherwise, you have to keep re-sharing to send them a new email which is fruitless.
Is there a way to push this through development much faster, it seems like a low hanging fruit opportunity.
Kiko Sias commented
When are you going to solve this issue?
Josh Winters commented
Throwing in my two cents. It seems like extreme oversight not to include the ability to share to a group. You really want people to hand-type 30 email addresses every time they want to share something regarding a project? Please add the ability to share to security groups and distribution groups.
Chris Cox commented
Show stopper for a client wanting to migrate to Office 365. I'm guessing after 2+ years it's not going to be addressed.
This would stop us migrating as well.
I've been beating my head againt the wall trying to figure this out and I see I'm not crazy. Others are experiencing the same issue. This is ridiculous.
I'm joining the cause, please implement this feature, this is the only feature that separate us from getting rid of dropbox and replacing it with onedrive
Please fix this. If not OneDrive Business is useless, and we will find other solutions.
So is there going to be an update for this or are we just going to let it sit here? It can't be a very difficult thing to implement.
These files and folders don't appear when searching from the users one-drive, they don't appear in discover or shared with me.
Besides direct URL links how are users expected to be able to access these folders? What is the official way to implement this?