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How do I save my files (ppt, excel) directly to my microsoft team sites?

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Hi there, 

 

Looking for some help - when i go to save a file from my desktop app (e.g. excel) and press save as - my microsoft team sites (and their channels) do not appear as a option.

 

This means i have to save my files locally first and then upload to microsoft teams. 

 

I thought this feature was fixed based on reading some threads here however it's still not working for me or my colleagues and it's an essential requirement for my client. 

 

Any ideas?

 

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If you click the 'Sites' option - you should be able to navigate to the SharePoint site associated to the Team, and see the channels as folders in the Documents library?
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Hi Rob, 

 

Unfortunately when I click on "sites" ...the sharepoints associated with my team sites don't appear?!

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ok - the SharePoint sites that do appear - and the ones shown on the right (frequent and following) - are they in the same Office 365 tenant as your Teams?
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Easiest way is go to the files tab you want to save in. Click get link, click SharePoint tab and copy that link. Paste it In the file name section on the save screen and it will navigate there then you can save. After you have used it, it should be in recent list and you can pin it after that point.

You can also try open in Sharepoint on the files tab and make sure you follow the site in the top right corner. This might add the side in your sites list.
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Thanks Chris,

 

followed the steps as per your first paragraph - got that working which is great.

 

Couldn't follow the site - it looks like while i have the MS teams app, i don't have a SharePoint app so it doesn't give me the option of clicking on the star to follow a site

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That's cause your a guest on another tenant. Didn't know that till your last post, so basically your only option is use the link method, then I think you can pin it after you've used it and it's in recent list.
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Makes sense now, thanks for your help Chris
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