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.
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 :-)
Marek Dąbrowski commented
Hi, in my company i migrate to O365 cause it greate and i propose it, but lack of this think is really confusing for clients, they are want to have same think as had in GDrive and other Cloud Disk. I mean when you have Sharepoint/Onedrive place for Teams/Sharepoint Group with their file space calls (Documents in Sharepoint or File tab in Teams or Synced in FileExplorer). And you have Owner/Manager of group and he wants inside group that only specify persons in group (not whole members) have an easy access to specify subfolders:
They can't see it in Sync group in File Explorer
They can't see it in Teams>Channel>Files
They can't see it in Sharepoint Site>Documents
The people have only one way to get to this folders by Onedrive>Shared with me.
So the best functionality of o365 (integration) do not works proper here.
I have to stick to dropbox for this reason
Our organisation (a secondary school) choose to make a switch from Google Drive to OneDrive.
Now I am have trouble to organise the folders the students have shared with me.
Reading into this serious flaw, it is clear it was a mistake to ditch Google.
Why is Microsoft unable to make this work when others have already?
Any idea when this (rather serious) failing will be fixed?
This can't be serious - looks horrible having these folders on the left side in the Explorer Window.
I understand this is a "significant engineering effort", but I was always thinking that at Microsoft work a significant number of programmers.
Hoping you will find a way to make this possible soon - especially considering this worked already in the past - we were able to reproduce it with old OneDrifve versions. But staying with these versions brings a bunch of other problems...
By the way:
to the 5 years anniversary of this request!!!
This topic has by far the most user votes but you are working on the other ideas. What's the point of having user votes if you ignore them???
This issue is the only reason that hinders me to move to OneDrive from DropBox and Google Drive. These two have figured it out, regarding shared folders.
Please fix it quickly!
We're in June/2019 and the issue is still in "thinking about it"?
What is there to think?
I want to leave dropbox, but this mess of shared folder in the root is holding me (and my organization) back.
Jacob T commented
I have both a business and personal account; I care less about #2 and more about #1. I just want the ability to have a shared folder using OneDrive for Business that syncs on my desktop so I don't need to constantly go into the web version to download files. It's very hard to convince others to use this over Dropbox or Google Drive if it isn't fixed.
Christi Mulligan commented
@JasonMoore, @EugeneLin - any updates on this? It is a serious issue when working fluidly in the GigEconomy, especially . . ..
I can confirm this worked in the past.
Shame you Microsoft for not fixing this for many years.
I have to think about canceling Office 365 and switching to Google drive.
Josh Cameron commented
We're looking to migrate from Exchange on-premise to something in the cloud. This has to be fixed if we're going to choose 365 over G-suite.
Jasonnnnn, stop with the ‘black op’s’ suit stuff and get the ONE DRIVE app working.
Come on Geno’ This isn’t THAT much engineering for you and your MS team! You’re the best, lets get it right!
How is this not implemented yet? It is critically important to be able to see shared folders and personal folders in one view, just like google drive and dropbox. Aaron V's comment is spot on, why is it called onedrive if everything isn't in one place?
Also, sharepoint already does this pretty well but you can't easily access onedrive files from email to attach them so onedrive becomes the better option for files that may need to be attached to an email. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE fix this.
I would be happy if files shared with me could just be moved to my files and still be shared and not moved into sub folders. I just want to see all my folders shared or not in one place!
At the very least how about everything being nested into a subfolder, e.g. /Shared?
Short comment on that one: We had here a long discussion with Premier Support. This one is actually not a feature request, but a bug fix.
This worked already in the past. We got Aware of it, when testing syncing SharePoint libraries with OneDrive:
If you stored synced SharePoint libraries with Onedrive, you were able to move them in nested Folders in the past. This way you could sort your synced libraries in OneDrive by site collection.
Not possible anymore after a Microsoft update. So syncing libraries from different site collections gets a mess, if you have several libraries in your site Collections.
Therefore, the described issue is even more relevant as it affects also SharePoint Usability and not only OneDrive sharing.
Considering there are already more than 4000 votes and it is a bug, not a (real) feature request, I hope that Micrsoft takes care for that issue soon.