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.
2018 and still in the same place.
Memopal was allowing the original folders structure already years ago...
Google has introduced it since a 2 years max.
OneDrive has lost time only. And users.
Taylor Prince commented
This is the main reason my teams use Google Drive and not OneDrive. Please fix it soon.
Seriously, it is ridiculous that this has not been addressed.
I could not image that it's not already integrated until i made this experience when migrating from dropbox... Really frustrating
Not having this feature is for sure a enormous downside. It is a pain in the a"double s".
Please add this functionality. We NEED it.
Yes, PLEASE add this feature! It is insane to sort through every folder shared with me in the main or home drive folder!
Ian Caldwell commented
I just need full transparency, especially compared to the other major cloud storage options DropBox, Google Drive, Box Sync. Our users just need to know what is possible in OneDrive, and what features or options are different compared to the other services.
Brian Blodget commented
also allow individual files to be organized into folders.
This is so imperative to the sharing experience. It should have been started already.
Any progress on that ?
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.