Jul 06 2018 01:26 PM
Jul 06 2018 01:26 PM
We will be setting up Teams with both internal and external users. I can see my OneDrive in TEAMS under Files, but no way to "share" from there. If the whole point of collaborating with files with a "team" why can I not simply share a folder from my OneDrive to a channel or team I'm a member of, WITHIN the Team Browser or Desktop app?
If I open OneDrive in the browser, I can search for a TEAM name, but have to know the exact name and still it doesn't really tell me if that's a TEAM or a group in Outlook. As well, I can share to a Channel.
Also, there is a "Add Cloud Storage" in TEAMs and Channels, yet no OneDrive. Very confusing.
I don't want to have to email the members of a channel a link from my OneDrive in an email as this defeats the purpose of TEAM.
Jul 06 2018 02:21 PM
Jul 06 2018 02:21 PM
Nov 07 2018 07:38 AM
If you've figured out how to make this work I'd love to hear about your experience. As someone migrating from G-Suite, I find this very confusing as well. I'd like to maintain a backend organizational structure with my organization's files so that things aren't just floating around in various groups. The current structure seems a bit like having to fish through one's email account to find the needed files.
Oct 04 2019 11:06 AM
Apr 01 2020 12:40 AM
Still not there as of today... (2020!)
Dear MS Teams developers, this is definitively something useful. I don't want to duplicate/copy files within Teams.
Apr 01 2020 05:46 PM
Our org is relatively new to Teams and I have just migrated all of my documents from Dropbox to OneDrive. Finding it very challenging to use teams and OneDrive together which seems ridiculous considering they are both part of the MS Suite. I almost feel like it would be easier to go back to Dropbox.
I want to share doc's / folders in teams but have them save to the OneDrive location when edited to avoid multiple copies of docs...
Please help Microsoft
Apr 01 2020 05:47 PM
It is unbelievable that I can't share a file which is correctly stored in my Teams folders in a Teams meeting.
The only option is to upload it from computer and share it that way.
HOWEVER, by doing that I create a second copy! The WHOLE point is to avoid duplicates.
I can share from my personal OneDrive but not my Team's OneDrive!
Why on earth has this not been fixed yet? It is so fundamental.
Same issue for sharing a file in Chat. I can't share a file from the Teams folder, only my personal or upload a file from my computer. I can only share a file from within a Channel.
It simply does not make any sense! This has been a problem for a long time and it is very frustrating.
Apr 01 2020 06:05 PM
Apr 01 2020 06:14 PM
Apr 01 2020 06:50 PM
@Mel_Gthank you for helping.
I have all my Team files in Team files because they are all for the team to use. I don't want to have them in my private onedrive and share them each time.
I can't see the difference:
1. I can share Teams files in a channel
2. but not in a chat or in a meeting
So what I am doing is the have a Channel called meetings and share documents from there, but I would like to share Team files from where ever I am in Teams.
Apr 01 2020 07:24 PM
Apr 01 2020 07:26 PM
Ok, that makes more sense now. Perhaps it is as it should be then.
Apr 01 2020 11:45 PM
Certainly useful insights. I am trialling the shared OneDrive / Sharepoint folder with corresponding uploads to Teams. I am hopeful that changes that occur in the docs accessed via Teams will update the 'hard' location within OneDrive / Sharepoint.
i really want for the majority of my team to access shared docs through Teams Channel but still be able to share it with outliers and have continuity across a single working document
May 15 2020 10:03 AM
@Mercedes Green Sometimes the only thing we can do is praying for IT team do it quickly
Oct 20 2020 01:20 PM - edited Oct 20 2020 01:20 PM
Anyone know of Any update?
I have just switched from Dropbox to Onedrive as MS integration with teams was important. No idea that this was not possible - might as well go back, unless its going to change soon.
Mar 18 2021 05:39 AM
Absolutely ridiculous that you can't share a file from OneDrive to Teams, but you can share from the desktop. When uploading the same file from the desktop you get the warning that "this file is already in this folder". What folder? My OneDrive files folder? If it's already IN the folder, it's just the matter of a simple visual LINK. And this has been an issue since 2018!
Also, I would love to see them fix the edit/view restrictions. Currently it seems this is completely governed by the link sent. So, what, I need two links and somehow obscure who has access to which? Come on, MS.
May 07 2021 10:52 AM
@Mercedes Green Found a way to share a link to your OneDrive Folder in the Teams Folder. Under the +NEW dropdown there is a "Link" option
Get your OneDrive Folder link and Paste here. It looks a little different but the folder will be linked for the team
Sep 02 2021 05:56 PM
@Mercedes Green We use Teams, and in the past Stream, to communicate. We record every scrum and meeting. We have linked Stream to each Teams Channel and created a tab in each channel just for the videos. In the past we received the email that the video was ready, opened it in Stream, renamed it and saved it to the tab with videos in the right Teams Channel. With this new change, we are unable to figure out how to get the video out of our One Drive and save it to the right tab in Teams with the rest of its related videos. We've tried dragging and dropping, doesn't work. We've tried downloading and pulling it over, doesn't work. Do you have any solutions? We have done this for a long software implementation project and can't set up a different path for users, it would be too complicated for them. Thanks!