Shared Teams URL - How to find original Group?

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Bit of a silly question, but I recently started a new role in my company and am working with a number of groups in MS Teams now.

 

I have a ton of Groups, and emails/chats/messages are flying around with lots of files to share.

 

I click on a link, and it sometimes brings me to a page on MS Teams saying I dont have access to XYZ file.

 

Sometimes (inconsistently) I can get a link to "Request access"

 

But in lieu of this link, and having to go back to the original person that gave me the link - Is there a way I can "trace back" which group a shared link may have originated from?

 

I mean, if I dont have access to something thats fine. But I was hoping for some way where I can trace the shared link back to an owner so I can just message them to let them know I need access.

 

Not sure if this makes sense, and apologies if this has been discussed at some point in time but I couldnt find anything conclusive. 

 

Thank you

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Hi @rodneyc8063 ,

 

Not easily, it'll depend on the exact type of link as there are a few different, but typically it will look like

 

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/file/DC79781D-CE8F-40D1-82F1-1A5907DE2183?tenantId=6598895a-119b-4f0e-...Starcourt%2FShared%20Documents%2F-%20%F0%9F%92%B8%20Suppliers%2FResponses.xlsx&baseUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fhawkinsavclub.sharepoint.com%2Fteams%2FStarcourt&serviceName=teams&threadId=19:12cfa85014444936b151eed458f8b0f4@thread.skype&groupId=8ae56ef3-3d67-4a6c-9795-165ef2a4881e

 

I've highlighted in red the Teams name.

 

Now the issue seems to be your new colleagues are seeing something for you in Teams and sharing a link, which is kinda weird behaviour. Why not add you to the Team and then just @ you against the file.