Dec 02 2018 05:07 AM
Dec 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.
Dec 02 2018 08:28 AM
Dec 02 2018 10:28 AM
Jan 10 2019 03:19 PM - edited Jan 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.
Jan 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.
Feb 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.
Feb 15 2019 07:08 PM
May 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.
Apr 03 2020 02:36 AM
Apr 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.
Apr 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.
Apr 07 2020 09:19 AM
Apr 07 2020 09:25 AM
Apr 07 2020 10:01 AM
@Marc_1056 Simple, asking why, helps understand the problem to offer alternative solutions by understanding the requirement.
Apr 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.
Sep 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.
Sep 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.
Jan 23 2021 04:04 PM
@RaddadAY Did you ever get a resolution to this? I am trying to do the same. Thank you.
Jul 03 2021 01:29 AM
@RaddadAY >right click on file > create a shortcut > cut and paste the shortcut to your other folder.