"Copy Link" to get URL to a folder in Teams does not always work properly - incorrect link copied

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I have had mixed success copying the link of a FOLDER in a teams folder, and pasting it into a post.  Since I often remove and upload new files, I don't like to link to individual files in my posts, but rather to the folder that file is in. Sometimes, when I select a folder, then choose "Copy Link" then paste that into a chat and test the link, the link does not take me to the folder, but rather to the top level of the Files in my team.  Sometimes, however, it does work and when you click it takes you directly to the folder itself.  This seems buggy to me.  


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Hi, I can't say I've ever seen this issue.  Have you tried copying the SharePoint link instead?  Is that any more consistent?


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Best Response confirmed by ThereseSolimeno (Microsoft)

 @PeterRising - We are all working within Teams, so I don't want to send people to a SharePoint link (plus copying that link is not an option when I'm clicking on the Teams folder), so even if it were more reliable (it probably is), I wouldn't want to use it.   


Now I see at if you OPEN a folder and go to the top there is a "Copy Link" which gives me both options.  Perhaps that "Copy Link" command is more reliable than the one at the level above when you click on the "..." to the right of the folder itself.


When in the folder, the "Copy Link" URL looks like this: ...blahblahblah..%252FRoles%2520and%2520Responsibilities  which is correct..


When outside the folder, selecting the folder, the "..." and "Copy Link", the URL looks like this: and brings me to the top folder, which is incorrect.


At least I found a workaround - but maybe should be logged as a bug!



I'm experiencing the same issue but even when I Copy Link AFTER I've navigate inside the folder when the Link is clicked from the Wiki, it's going to the root folder.


My Files are a Cloud Storage (Sharepoint Document Library)

I organize and sort files via the Document Library

I'm trying to build a Wiki where users can click a hyperlink and be taken to the MS Teams Files tab to the folder; but this is where the issue presents itself and I always end up at the root.


EDIT: It looks like your solution works if I don't link to a Cloud Storage. If I manually create the folder and add nested folders the Wiki hyperlinks are working as expected.


Does anyone know how to resolve this if a Cloud Storage is used?