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Hello,

I've made a Team called "KV17" with additional channels for each group of people who are working with this particular project. 

I’d like one place where everything can share they’re documents together so I made a folder in the SharePoint teamsite called “Shared”.

This folders location in SharePoint is the same as all the channel folders. Since this “Shared” folder is for everything to see, I’d like to link this to every channel directly so they have an easy access to the Shared folder / “drive”

 

When I click on a channel and go to “Files” there is an option called “Add storage space in the cloud” -> SharePoint -> “Use a SharePoint link” I can put in the link from my shared folder from the SharePoint site. But when I do this, it automatically picks the root folder instead of the Shared folder I’d like to link.

I would like it so say: https://companyname.sharepoint.com/sites/KV17/Shared but instead is cuts it down to the root: https://companyname.sharepoint.com/sites/KV17

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Is this a possibility somehow?

We would like to test out, if we can use SharePoint as a Shared “drive” across the organization at some point.

 

Kind regards,

Simon

 

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Best you can do here is try to add a Tab...

Okay. That doesn't really fix what I had in mind. It just makes a SharePoint tap with direct access to the Documents folder. 

 

 But thanks anyway :)

 

 

I have the same problem. Teams and Sharepoint should be able to work together where you can only share specific subfolders. This does not create an effective work solution. Please fix ASAP. I can no longer use Teams if these key functionalities are missing.

Same issue here

Same problem here ... I pick a link to use (a subfolder in another SharePoint site we manage) for a Tab - and Teams changes it to the root folder on that other SharePoint site when setting it up.   Gives us no way to edit the link either.   Request you

1.  Allow us to point to a SharePoint subfolder on a Teams Tab.

2.  Allow us to link to a SharePoint subfolder or a document within the Files Tab.  

 

  

Hi,

 

we have the same question in our company.

 

I did find this link in another community thread, for a pending change request to the teams app.

You can upvote the change there.

 

https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/31865542-add-other-sharepoint-...

 

Regards,

Michel

Please allow adding individual SharePoint document library folders and sub-folders to the Files tab. Currently, only the document library root level can be added, not sub folders. This allows adding content from related but separate SharePoint sites without having to provide the entire document library (which may contain irrelevant content to the Team).

 

Best Regards,

Kamal K. Paliwal

In the short term until they fix this, my work around is to just grab the direct folder URL from SharePoint online (via the Share menu option and copying the URL), and then creating a Website tab in my channel and linking it to the URL.

 

You get the SharePoint online interface and it let's you do sub folders.

 

Not a solution but at least it's something!

 

Cheers

Damien

Yeap, this is exactly what was advised at the beginning of the thread. By the way, Microsoft is working on improving more a more integration of SPO in Teams

I want to do this too. Link a tab to a folder directly.

Thanks for this, I've used this workaround!

You are very welcome Laura!

Cheers
Damien

@Damien Rosario  Thanks Damien, best tip I have found so far. Problem solved !!!

You're welcome! @JeffBot 

@Damien Rosario 

Thanks, I've been doing that too.

But I have an issue with the fact that it reveals the whole path of the subfolder.

This is a minor security issue and a major drawback as far as users coming to ask why they can't access parent folder(s). It's very sad from Microsoft not to offer this option natively.

Hi @slalonde 

 

Microsoft products are ever evolving so I'm sure we'll get some awesome new features as time goes on.

 

In the meantime at least there's a work around of sorts to keep us going for the minute.

 

With all that is being invested into Microsoft Teams, I think we'll see some awesome things to come!

 

Cheers

Damien