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Possible to link to a specific sharepoint/teams folder from a different team channel?

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Hey all,

Pretty new to Teams here. I am wondering if it is possible in a team's channel to put a link in the "files" tab or some type of another tab (I don't know what type) to a specific folder that exists on another team/SharePoint location?

 

I have figured out a way to link to the main library/directory of another team SharePoint/team library but not how to narrow it down to just a specific folder. In the image provided I wish I could link to just the specific highlighted folder instead of to the main directory which is "Lexington Office_Documents".

Is this possible somehow?

 

Would I have to use "Power Automate/flow", is it even possible in that?

 

I have been told that I should "Open the SharePoint site, navigate to the folder you want to link. Grab the URL and create a Sharepoint tab in the Team's Channel" via a guy on Reddit but when I do this I always get the error message of "This SharePoint link is not supported. Please paste a different SharePoint link".

 

If somebody wants to watch me via teams try the previous suggestion or a video of me trying it let me know and I will make it happen. 

 

Any help at all is appreciated greatly because I am pretty new to teams :)

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Best Response confirmed by MrGray1980 (New Contributor)
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Hi! No the cloud storage option in the files tab and the SharePoint library tab only will take you to the root of the library! You can do the following:

Take that Url to the folder in Shareapoint and add it via the website tab! Not the SharePoint one.

Create another library in SharePoint with the folder/file structure you want and add that as a SharePoint tab

Adam
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Your first option "Take that Url to the folder in Sharepoint and add it via the website tab! Not the SharePoint one." Is wonderful! This helps me out a lot :)

Out of curiosity, I thought about your second option "Create another library in SharePoint with the folder/file structure you want and add that as a SharePoint tab" and it is totally valid too, but seems like it would be extra steps. Is there a reason that you would see why this option might be better than your first option if all the files and folder already exist in other sharepoint sites?
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Naw, just another option! The tab option is a more sleek looking also :)