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I'm looking for how-to add a link under the Files tab, there doesn't seem to be an easy way to get a link and paste it into the Files Tab. I only want to do a file here and there not the entire document library from SharePoint.
05-01-2019 12:49 PM
08-27-2019 10:05 AM
@Szewczyk So, I know it's months later and you've probably forgotten about this or found another solution, but I came across this thread while experiencing the same problem, and found the apparent solution of just uploading a .url file unsatisfactory. (At least with the way our computers are set up, clicking on a link to a url of a sharepoint document in the files tab requires the user to click past a warning about downloading a potentially dangerous file, go into their downloads folder to find the downloaded .url file, and then click past another warning to open it. Not exactly quick or intuitive!) Adding a tab for the department sharepoint was also unsatisfactory, since that contained all the files used by the whole department, not just the ones specifically used for this project. Also, some of the files I wanted to include were not on sharepoint at all, but on another website. Since this thread was the only one I found on the topic I thought I'd add my solution for anyone else trying to do the same thing in the future.
I actually found two ways to do it. The first (read: quick and dirty) way is to add a wiki tab to the channel and paste links to each document into it.
The second (and probably more "proper") way is to create a sharepoint for the team (not to be confused with adding an already existing sharepoint library), open it up in the bowser, and then follow these instructions about linking to documents in sharepoint: https://www.collaboris.com/how-to-use-a-link-to-a-document-in-place-of-a-real-document-in-sharepoint...
The catch here is that you still can't click on this link in the files tab and go directly to it, because it does the same download-and-open song and dance that a .url file does. You have to navigate to the link from within the sharepoint tab.