Oct 22 2019 06:27 AM
Oct 22 2019 06:27 AM
For some reason Teams keeps creating a folder called General for a all teams I'm a member of. This is really annoying as it gets replicated on a sharepoint site where we don't want a folder call General. If the folder is deleted it reappears (is created by me) when I log into teams. How can I stop this from happening?
Oct 22 2019 06:30 AM - edited Oct 22 2019 06:31 AMSolution
Hi @AI_birder ,
Afraid there is nothing we can do about that. By default a folder is created in the Standard "Documents" library in the SharePoint site for each channel.
For formal document management I don't use the "Documents" library I create other document libraries to save it getting clogged up with any document or image that gets attached to a Team chat.
Hope that helps
Nov 06 2019 08:25 AM
@Juan Carlos González Martínis there a way to untie the Teams & SharePoint connection? I don't want to have the site connected to Teams anymore and I don't want this random General folder in our documents directory.
The last time I tried removing the Teams connection I ended up deleting the entire SharePoint site. Can you provide guidance?
Nov 06 2019 08:42 AM
@ChemicalEngineer the supported way would be to remove the Team which removes the associated SharePoint site. Then re-create a SharePoint site from SharePoint Home (if enabled by your admin)
Every time you create a Team it creates an Office 365 Group which in turn spins up a SharePoint site collection. This is all by design.
Feb 10 2021 10:49 AM
This is accurate information (General is created) but it's so 'wrong' in every way - who ever wants a folder called 'General'? Surely this is wrong on every level! Microsoft policy is mindblowingly incomprehensible on this sort of thing. Do you use 'General' folders?
May 07 2021 10:10 AM - edited May 07 2021 10:29 AM
Agreed. @timmyd27 This forced creation of a "General" folder inside the SP folder that is the documents for the Team is not a good idea. It seems to be a misunderstanding of the many ways you create Teams.