12-02-2018 05:07 AM
12-02-2018 05:07 AM
Is it possible to upload a link, and link it so its located on multiple folders on OneDrive? The purpose would be to ensure that while the file exists in multiple folders, editing it in one location would ensure that the changes propagate to wherever the file is.
12-02-2018 08:28 AM
12-02-2018 10:28 AM
01-10-2019 03:19 PM - edited 01-10-2019 03:20 PM
Our company recently migrated from Google to OpenDrive. Google Drive does support checking the same file into multiple folders. We adopted this practice as each department organizes their folder tree differently but in essence access in some cases the same files and artifacts. This practice improves collaboration while still giving each team or department the freedom to organize files as they see fit.
01-17-2019 06:55 AM
Folder based file systems exist so that users can explore data when they don't know that it exists, so this is necessarily not about the situation where users already have a link to the file.
Hierarchical file systems where a file can appear in only one folder limit how many categories that file can belong to - a tree structure. Allowing files to appear in more than one folder allows it to have multiple categories, which may be more convenient for searchers.
02-15-2019 06:38 PM
I've tried to use Shortcuts to achieve something like this, BUT the created shortcut uses the exact local file system path and not the OneDrive path, so the shortcuts don't work on my laptop for example when created on my desktop PC. It would be great if this could be fixed.
02-15-2019 07:08 PM
05-27-2019 12:33 PM
One solution that's close to what you want to accomplish in OneDrive is to create a linked document in the folder via: +New > Link...
This creates a linked file in Onedrive from another location.
The Link pane provides recent documents you've opened to link to (handy), or you can provide an explicit URL to link to. Every document has a unique URL (right-click document/file use 'Copy Link' to access it).
Hope this helps.
04-03-2020 02:36 AM
04-03-2020 05:50 PM
@Hawka2610 Thanks, yes, I know that works. But, my issue is having the short-cuts work on a different PC where the same OneDrive folders are also sync'd.
04-07-2020 09:15 AM
@Chris Webb The reason for wanting to share the same file in different folders is logical. We want to share some files with different people, but not all should have access to the same files. Some materials should go to my digital marketing team and some, but not all, to my franchisee partners, because the digital marketing team must edit some of them. I don't understand why someone would ask the question of why would you want that. The question and the need is there. What we are looking for is the answer, not another person asking us to explain why. Thank you for everyone's contribution to this very important need. It also takes up more storage space to have the same multi-gigabyte folders saved in 3-4 places. As the original poster mentioned, Google Drive makes it very easy, but Microsoft makes most things difficult.
04-07-2020 09:19 AM
04-07-2020 09:25 AM
04-07-2020 10:01 AM
@Marc_1056 Simple, asking why, helps understand the problem to offer alternative solutions by understanding the requirement.
04-16-2020 10:11 AM
I want to share a single file (as read/write) with a particular Android app, without giving that app access to my entire OneDrive. Here's where App folders come in handy. Nevertheless, I do use that file outside of the app too.
It would be great to be able to share that file inside the specific App folder for that Android app.
09-25-2020 02:28 AM
@mhettenkofer. Yes, same here and I really miss that option. It would also be useful for Teams as I want my colleagues to have access to the files in Teams they do not need to be part of. If I produce documents in the large central Team but need quick access in my student Teams I want to be using the same document, not a copy.
09-25-2020 02:45 AM
@Hawka2610 Is it possible to do this with folders? G-Drive also allows for shortcut links to folders, which makes for a lot less admin when needing these accessible from multiple Teams.