File sync between group chat and teams channel?

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im trying to see if there is any way to sync all the files that were being shared in a group chat, with the teams channel....ive tried using one drive sync but that only gives you one giant folder of every file that has ever been shared with you, instead of per team or per group chat...perferably from end user level not global admin....basically to be able to collectively retrieve all the files in one group chat and move it somewhere locally or cloud-based, instead of having to download files one by one and then reoganize it

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This is hard to accomplish since chat files are not stored in the chat or in any team! They are stored in the Onedrive of the person sharing the file! This also means that you can’t move these files without being a copy

See here for more info about chat files storage:

https://deltingercom.wordpress.com/2019/06/13/teams-chat-file-sharing-demystified/amp/

Adam

That's nice to know. Thanks Adam.