Allow shared folders to be stored within sub folders
The new feature that allows shared folders to be synced on the desktop is awesome.
however, shared folders are added to the root of the OneDrive folder and cannot be nested into the file structure. That is an issue : the root folder will soon be full of random shared folder. Allow us to store them where they belong ! Think of project-related stuff, pictures that you want to store in your "summer 2015" folder,...
Google Drive implementation is fine : you get an overview of all shared folders on the website ("shared with me" tab) and you can nest these folders in your filestructure the way it best suits you - both on the website and locally.
We’re looking at two related pieces of this:
1) For OneDrive for Business, enable shared folders to be added to the root of the OneDrive folder at all (like in OneDrive Personal).
2) For OneDrive across business and personal, enable shared folders to be placed into subfolders.
We appreciate your patience; this is significant engineering work given the architecture of the products and our diverse customer base, spanning individuals to small businesses to multi-national enterprises to government agencies. We aim to address this while maintaining our industry-leading security, privacy, and compliance commitments.
Thank you for the continued feedback.
Please add this feature. I recently learned about this feature failure the hard way by moving a file folder to a place in my tree where it makes sense to me and, in the processes, disconnecting the other users including the project owner. There was no warning from Microsoft that this would occur. Microsoft claims to take data security seriously but this oversight is a significant breach of that commitment. Basically any user can lose or steal the shared data.
1) Make it possible to relocate shared folders where they belong.
2) Until then (and make it happen soon), provide a warning to users about what damage they are about to do and a way to cancel and undo.
do not make the switch from Google, as THEY are the industry leader, not MS. MS is running years behind in so many respects...
Dot dot commented
Seriously? Such a basic feature ...
I have been planning to switch from Google drive to Onedrive, this gives me serious 2nd thoughts ...
Shopann F. commented
5 years. Seriously??? For an enormous issue like this? Are you crazy? I hope everyone will move to Dropbox or GDrive. You don't care about the customers. You don't deserve customers.
any news please?
F Fossatti commented
April 2020 and still no solution or even feedback!! Please make the fix
The idea of have 3 or more virtual links in the explorer sidebar is frankly ridiculous.
Shaharin Yussof commented
This works easily in Dropbox, a 3rd party application. Why can this not work in one that is made by Microsoft FOR Microsoft?
Carlos Roriz commented
Come on! It's been 5 YEARS!
UP UP UP .... Any admin van give us feedback on this??
ough 2015-2020 .. nothing changed ::(
Did you recognize how important it is?
Why i cant Vote ? This is defintly a problem for me and an effective workspace.
Will Macleod commented
This hasn't been implemented and you have been working on it since 2018?!? Come-on microsoft, it cant be that difficult! having a root folder cluttered with shared folders and files is a bloody mess, all I want to do is create a shared folder members of my family can use to put in pictures etc, but I want to make it a subfolder of my dedicated 'file transfer' folder. Please get this fixed ASAP!!!
Please do 1) For OneDrive for Business, enable shared folders to be added to the root of the OneDrive folder at all (like in OneDrive Personal).
Dummy Me commented
Its so stupidly flawed design by the engineer. Google Drive is a lot better than OneDrive for many causes, especially this issue. I've had no issue using Google Drive and exceed all expectation in cloud storage, while OneDrive is missing a lot of much needed features.
After using the web interface to "Add to my OneDrive" a folder that was shared with me, I would like to move it to a non-root location within my OneDrive. The root directory becomes very cluttered otherwise. This should work in a similar way to the existing functionality in Dropbox.
Ben Van Zijl commented
This is really a basic feature, and this is indeed taking to long.
I'm considering to swith to Google Drive because of this since they do offer this option for years now
Josh Cameron commented
@Eugene Any update on this?
I find it incredible that this is taking so long. It has a massive number of votes and, unlike the Python for Excel thread, this is an actual serious flaw in OneDrive. It should have been fixed years ago
Lize de Wet commented
Good Day! It has been almost a year since the last Admin response, and it doesn’t seem that it is yet possible to move shared folders within other folders on OneDrive. Could you please provide us with an update? Is this a feature that will be implemented at all? And if so, what is the timeline we are looking at?
Thank You :-)