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.
This is the reason why I haven't started using OneDrive and pay an extra $150 for Dropbox.
Why can we not select subfolders that we DON'T want to share from a shared parent folder? Google Drive already has this function and I imagine its not too difficult for you to implement. Why does it take years for Microsoft to catch on?
Allow to NOT share a subfolder from a general saved folder
Thinking for more than 3 years now... wow :-)
Onedrive for Business User commented
Progress? What happened, was it impossible to create or you don't have time?
SOLUTION: Create a Folder within your OneDrive, then share it with yourself. It will take a minute to sync, and then it will show up in your Shared With Me folder. Organize away!
Jose Gaspar commented
I thank this forum thread started by Corentin. I can't believe OneDrive cannot organize a folder imported as shared with me. I find terrible this thread started 3 years ago and did not get a solution.
I agree - it's shocking that OneDrive lacks this capacity. Outlook email is also far behind Gmail.
This is the biggest issue people have when migrating from G Suite to O365.
This really needs to be added
Rafal Ziolkowski commented
This is must have for any serious use of OneDrive. I just moved from DropBox and to my disappointment I have to live with mess for a while.
[Deleted User] commented
This is the biggest reason people in my school do not use shared folders. Users should be able to drag a folder from "Shared with me" and drop it into their own files. There's no reason this shouldn't be possible now that document IDs are standard across OneDrive and SharePoint. Please make it happen.
This major lack/oversight is a tremendous turn-off from OneDrive for me. I much prefer using Google Drive and DropBox, and resort to using this only when forced to do so (i.e. when no other avenue for collaboration exists - which is rare).
This functionality is vital as we evaluate GoogleDrive vs OneDrive. I don't think our users can stomach the lack of organization in the shared file section. Why in the world wouldn't we be able to organize shared files in the overall "files" section". This will render the whole of OneDrive unusable after several months of active cross-functional collaboration.
This has been a big concern for a while now. Let's get some people on this before something better comes along and then you complain and think why didn't we do something about this! Gone on long enough!!
Is there any news on it? Does it really take almost 2,5 years to think about it?
PLEASE DO THIS!
Why in the world would you NOT do it?
Two years later. Still thinking about it, I guess.
Don't think about it. Just do it.