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Microsoft teams channel does not create sharepoint folder for files

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Peiru Teo
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When you create a channel in teams and start to send files to each other in the channel, there should be a folder created in sharepoint to access the folder. However, i realised that some channels have that automatically created with the same channel name, but some not.

Why is this so? How do we create that then?

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Not sure If I understand you, but when you create a Channel, a folder is created in the underlying site document library

@Peiru Teo I am seeing this same behavior.  Causes a ton of problems for us if we use Teams Powershell to create Teams.  The folders aren't created in SharePoint automatically and people start to create folders using OneDrive for Business sync client.  Major problem....

@Juan Carlos González Martín when is that folder created? i think it is not automatically, semi-automatically maybe, but one has to go to the channels file tab to initialize the creation of the related sharepoint folder. Not true?

You do not have to go to the file tab first - the folder in SharePoint is created at the same time as the channel.

@Rob Ellisthat is not and never was the case since i am working with Teams. 

 

just create a Team this afternoon, and see how it Looks like:

teams.PNG

even the last upated users are different... General Tab is last update, by the User who created the Team (using PowerShell). 96_Ext. Zugriff All is last update by the user who went into the files tab for that channel in Teams.
I tested today - creating a new channel in the Teams UI - did not click on the files tab for the new channel - browsed to the SharePoint library - found a folder with the same name as the new channel.

Your experience may vary if you are creating a Team or channel using PowerShell, or perhaps creating a Team based on an existing Team (I have not tested those scenarios).
I just tested creating a Team based on an existing Team - only the 'General' folder is created automatically in SharePoint in this scenario.

The folders for any other channels are only created when a user clicks the Files tab for that channel.

And I just created a completley new Team... same behavior for me. Folders in sharepoints appears after first interaction from user… that is sad if you wanna automate some Things...

 

however, would you know if ther is a Workaround to fix that… eg. creating Folders with PowerShell first and afters creating a channel with the same Name... at least from UI that Workaround works and lignes up Folders and channels.test-new-team.png

I would think if you make sure the folder names contain only valid channel name characters, then yes, that should work.
I’m just create a flow with sharepoint creating a dummyfile in the correct path! The folders will appear then! Then delete the dummyfile
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