Copying a document to another folder, from the document itself

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It seems that MS is missing the functionality to copy a document to another folder, from the document itself.

 

When working in a Google Doc you can use the 'file' drop down to 'add shortcut to drive', which then allows you to add a copy of the document to any of your Google folders. This is especially helpful when collaborating on a document created by a member of another team (within their own folder structure) and you want to add a copy/shortcut of that document into your teams' folder structure. 

 

Does anyone know if this is indeed missing or a way to do this?

 

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@MaaikeVeen When you click on File option from document itself, you have Save as > Save a copy online option to save the copy of file in any of your SharePoint site or in your OneDrive: 

ganeshsanap_0-1702536782617.pngIf you need "Add Shorcut" option to have shortcut for the same document (not the copy of document), it is not available inside the document itself. However, it is available in document library where the document is stored: 

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Thanks this is very helpful @ganeshsanap 

 

This works perfectly for documents however when it comes to folders the only option appears to be 'add shorcut to onedrive' which doesnt work the same way.

 

Is there a solution for this?

@MaaikeVeen 

 

You have Copy to and Move to options using which you can copy or folders: 

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@ganeshsanap 

 

Is Microsoft going to create the ability to 'Add shortcut' for folders as well as documents? This feature is critical for collaboration across different departments in the workplace. 


Additionally, the ability to add shortcuts from inside the document & inside the folder itself is also crucial. Google has both of these features.

 

Is there a way to feed this back to Microsoft?

 

Thanks.

@MaaikeVeen 

Try these options:

  1. Add a feedback on SharePoint feedback Portal.
  2. Raise a support ticket with Microsoft and report this behavior: Get support for Microsoft 365 - Online support  

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