OneDrive: Unable to add shortcut for shared files under "My Files"

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There are certain files that are shared with me in SharePoint. I have the editable rights for these files. I need to access these files in tableau. So I am trying to create a shortcut of these files so that the shared files are accessible through "My Files" folder in Tableau.

I am referring to this Microsoft link but i am not getting the option "Add shortcut to OneDrive".

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/add-and-sync-shared-folders-to-onedrive-8a63cd47-1526-4cd...

 

Can someone please help and advise what is wrong here.

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I don't know what Tableau "My Files" looks like, but if there isn't a cloud-storage mounting option, then you should sync your SharePoint files so that they are navigable from your local computer.
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@Mike Williams Thank you for your reply. I was referring to the "My Files" option in OneDrive.

I can connect Tableau to only those files which appear under "My Files" In OneDrive.

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Working off your screenshot, if you select the folder, do you see the "Add shortcut to My Files" option at the top of the screen or from the folder's kebab (vertical three dots) menu?
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@Mike Williams No, I don't see the "Add shortcut to My Files" option anywhere. That's exactly the issue I reported here.

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@PriyankaChhikara Just confirming that the folder is selected with a blue check-mark as that's not shown in your screenshot.

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@Mike Williams Hi Mike, even if the folder is selected, "Add Shortcut" option doesn't show up. Neither in the three dots menu nor on the top.

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@Mike Williams 
I'm shifting my team to OneDrive, the same thing we are trying to figure out for a few days.
The option to add shortcut does not appear.

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@Pavel_K1165 @Mike Williams - I am told that this feature to add a shortcut in OneDrive for business will be available worldwide by the end of September 2020. Hopeful that one more week and we should see it.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_drive-mso_mac-mso_365hp/onedrive-unable-...