Creating a Shortcut of a file from one Team Channel to another


Has anyone found a way to create a shortcut link for a file that is hosted in Team Channel A and I'd like to link it into Team Channel B?      So only the 1-excel file is being worked on. 

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Hi @DHarrison  Please complete your post so we better understand what you're asking about.  Thank you.

@DHarrison , I am also looking for a way to do this as I am unable to figure it out as well. Thank you for asking this question.

@Therese_Solimeno , we are looking for a way to create a shortcut link of a file (word, excel, etc.) that exists in one Teams channel (channel A) and add the shortcut link to another Teams channel (channel B) so when someone updates/edits the file then it is updated in both channel A and B. The same as you can do in Google Workspace (by selecting "Add Shortcut to Drive" in the google document, and adding it to another drive folder).
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@DHarrison You can solve it by doing the following (but it is not a pretty solution that i recommend...)


  • Copy the link to your document (in Teams).
  • Then go to the channel where you want a link to the document.
  • Click on the "Files tab"  and then select "Open in SharePoint".
  • When the document library opens, click "New" and select "Link".
  • Paste the url you copied into the document, and then save.

Now you can go back to the channel and see in "Files" that the link is available there.
(Once again, this is an ugly solution but if it works for you then it works.) :smile:



@Magnus Goksøyr This looked like just the answer I have been looking for but despite following each of the steps successfully when I clicked on the link I got an error message with a type of sorting hat saying:


Thies item might not exist or is no longer available.


This item may have been deleted, expired or you might not have permission to view i.  Contact the owner of this item for more information.   The a 'Go to the list' button.


I do have access and obviously opened the document in SharePoint to be able to copy the url - any other ideas.  This is a real limitation, as I don't want lots of duplicates of one file save in different locations which makes it a problem to manage when updates are made of the version changes.

@Magnus Goksøyr 


This method worked perfectly for me.