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.
Talked to a user today. They are using Dropbox, because it allows them to organize everything freely...
I agree that it would be very helpful to organize "Shared With Me" documents into a folder structure. The more we share, the more overwhelming that section looks. I hope to see this enhancement in the near future.
I would like to see options like sort by sharing date, file type, original file location, who I shared with, read/write or just reading rights.
Our school is using Microsoft now and that is the biggest complaint I get from the teachers. I hope that Microsoft can please make it possible to create folders and organize items in the Shared with Me section.
This is a huge oversight from Microsoft. Disappointed. My office wants to use this service but we really need to be able to organize the shared files, as saving them to OneDrive won't show the updates that users make to the documents saved in the "Files" section. That completely ruins the point of using OneDrive in the first place if we have to replace the files every time someone updates them.
How soon will this happen? We are desperate and are looking at using google drive instead.
This is something we hear often from our users. Obviously it should apply to shared folders synced down on pc’s as well.
This is nearly as disappointing and frustrating as the lack of capitalization on Office 365 email.
Chris Thackray commented
Please can this be looked at it is still such an annoyance
Impossible to move shared folders that are added to OneDrive to a desired folder. They have to stay in the root! Even if done through the PC, they lose their shared attribute.
Thomas Hütter commented
@Jason Moore, and update on this topic?
I am so disappointed! This is useless to me without being able to organize the files that are shared with me.
at the moment it isn't possible to move files/folders from a shared folder to another shared folder with the android or iOS app.
Mary Allen commented
Folders here would be so helpful and time saving. The lack of folders here makes me hesitant to use this feature because I know I need to organize these files each time a new (regular timely submission) file is added. I have numerous people sharing items with me and I may want to refer to, if not use these files in the future, but I don't usually have the time to go through all the files to find where the one I'm looking for, ended up.
So once again, this would be very helpful. Please consider doing this. Thanks.
Hi Douglas Pearce. Any update on this?
Today received shared folders can only reside in root folder. Once you’ve a couple of shares it’s an annoying mess.
Dropbox allows me to organize better and move received shares into any non-shared subfolder.
Resilio Sync even allows me to move shares into shares.
OneDrive should catch up here and allow to move shared folders into sub folders.
Stacy Benjamin commented
This is a huge problem in office 365. Teachers are organizationally minded. If you have ever been in a teacher's classroom you notice everything is color coded and organized. I am an instructional technology coach and this is a huge complaint from my teachers. This is causing them to want to stop using Microsoft products. People would of course love to move their shared items into their own folders. However just the option to create folders and move items into the folders in shared with me would be a huge win.
This is one of the reason I continue to use Google Drive in the mean time. Happy to read you started thinking about it more one year ago. Any news since ?
Thomas Koppensteiner commented
@Jason Moore any update on this topic?
I think many users would like to see this feature implemented.
YES A BIIIIIGGGGG YES