Sep 07 2020 02:31 AM
Sep 07 2020 02:31 AM
When I close a document within Teams , the View is always returning to the the Root Directory.
This is really annoying and takes time. What can i do ? We have a commun Sharepoint Database for ouer Documents. As a Team we can also not use a commun Calendar , so we made one in Sharepoint, but this one isn't Userfriendly and the Design is bad. Thanks for any Help Marc
Sep 07 2020 08:37 AM
Hi @Marc_MKH ,
Could you walk me through your scenario a bit more please?
So where do you launch the document from exactly? Is it within the Files tab of Teams, Files in the left hand navigation of Teams, Files within a Chat etc. Or even from SharePoint directly?
As I did a quick check of say Files Tab > Folder 1 > Doc.docx and when opening and closing Doc.docx I returned to folder one, with me interpreting your root as being Files Tab, however I stayed in Folder 1. So I am sure you are meaning something else?
Sep 07 2020 08:53 AM
I go to files in Teams (General) ( in the Team Bar ) see picture ,these files are actually in Sharepointand are linked to Teams.
Then i go throu all the Folders until i found my Excell Sheet.
I open it and work within in the Teams App. When i close the File i am returning imediatly
to the Generel Root Folder, instead of getting back in the last Folder i was .
I'm not a Pro even not native english speaking, i hope you understand what i want to explain :)
Sep 07 2020 09:07 AMSolution
Hi @Marc_MKH ,
You are very good at English considering it is not your native language, so no problem. I am embarrassed to say that I am a typical Englishmen who relies on everyone else speaking English. I know what can you do with us.
However the crucial bit of info was the fact you were linking to other SharePoint locations by way of adding cloud storage.
I can unfortunately confirm that this just seems to be the way when linking to a SharePoint library in this manner, however and maybe not ideal. But this is not a problem if you add the library as a tab, rather than a link in the Files tab. In this scenario it will stick to the the path you were within.
I also found this user voice that might be worth a vote on: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/34700860-working-with-files-fo...
Sep 07 2020 11:14 PM
When i started to use Teams with ouer Team of 5 , i saw that evry User had his own Calendar and own cloud Storage. But as a Team we needed 1 "Server" and 1 Calendar for us all together. I then called Microsoft Helpline, they understood my Problem und told me to connect Sharepoint to Teams.
Anyway , could you tell me how to add the Library as a tab ? Maybe this will work :)
And yes , the link explained the same issue, i voted.
Sep 07 2020 11:27 PM
Sep 07 2020 11:59 PM
Yes this is it ! It works, i have now a tab named Documents. One thing that changed is that now i have a different Excell App within Teams. ( see 2 screenshots) This Excell App seems better but i cant find the "close" Button.
Sep 08 2020 12:47 AM
Hi @Marc_MKH ,
So I presume we are talking about the second screenshot as the first one has a close towards the top right.
As for the second it looks to me like you have added a tab directly to an Excel document, so to close is effectively to move away from that tab as the tab is the document. To close the document would be essentially needing to remove the tab.
I have to ask and I am glad you are happy and if it works it works. But are you using an Excel spreadsheet for your Calendar.
If so I would still strongly look into Microsoft Lists or a SharePoint list. Or even consider something like Planner if you are wanting to manage tasks as a Team.
Also just for completeness you could also add a SharePoint Document library as a tab, that contains the Excel document, that way you would get the usual close.
Also you could just pin the document, so have it in say Files and do this sort of thing:
Looks like this above all other docs:
You also get the option to make any document a tab more easily doing this:
Sep 08 2020 01:58 AM
yes the second screenshot is what i have now.
i made a tab "documents" where i see all the Folders , when i go in a Folder and open an excell sheet,
its like in the second screenshot and i can not go back, i have not made a tab from only one document.
the Calendar is not related with Excell, just trying to get this done first.
When i made the Tab Teams askes me to enter a Link from Sharepoint, i pasted the Adress from Sharepointsite where i can see all my Folders.
Sep 08 2020 07:57 AM
Hi @Marc_MKH ,
The only way I can get an Excel Web version like your second screenshot is to interface with it via SharePoint directly.
So I would comeback to the tab if you want the more familiar experience and choose a tab of type SharePoint Document Library and Not SharePoint (that gives you the options to reference a Page or List).
So this one:
But in the other instance if it works, you essentially just click back or away from it or comeback in the breadcrumb trail:
So for example I am in an XLSX within the General Folder of the TechCommunity library. So I could just click on TechCommunity to go back to the level where the document is housed or leave.
Sep 09 2020 04:07 AM
Thank you Henry,
I used the Document Library Tab it works , just less options on the Right Mouse click.
But its much easyer to work now.
The example in Excell from Generel to TechCommunity has no Reaction in my App , maybe i have some bugs in the App.
Thank you for all your Help Henry
Aug 03 2021 04:24 PM
I have the same problem... sometimes! I am in several Teams and own a couple. In SOME channels, when you click on the FILES tab, then go down any number of levels into folders and subfolders and then click on a file, it opens to view/edit in the Teams app. But when you click the BACK arrow, it takes you all the way back to the root folder of the FILES tab. So to open another file in the same sub-folder, you have to retrace your steps, which is a real time-wasting pain.
But in SOME channels (inexplicably), clicking the BACK arrow just takes you make to the folder that contained the file you were viewing (this is what Teams SHOULD do).
Feb 16 2022 07:22 PM
@Bill Davis I have come across this problem today. So the default files tab in a channel will work as expected and bring you back to the folder you were in. But adding a Sharepoint tab to a channel will work unexpectedly and pop you back to the root folder when closing a document.
However, I am not sure why @HenryPhillipsNimbitech solution to this thread worked for the OP as doing this solution is how I came across the problem in the first place!!?
"if you add the library as a tab, rather than a link in the Files tab. In this scenario it will stick to the the path you were within."