Inability to view MS Access and FlowCharter files in SharePoint online

Copper Contributor

After migrating data from the file shares to SharePoint we are facing handling issues with files in Non-MS-Office formats, which are not supported by SharePoint, e.g.:

  • MS Access database files
  • Data Flow Diagrams in Flowcharter format
  • Etc.

Handling when data is stored in SharePoint:

  • The user can’t open the file directly from the file share in the according application
  • Instead, the user has to download or check out the file from SharePoint to his local machine
  • The user than can open the file from his local machine
  • Even if the application itself supports multi user changes (e.g. MS Access), only one user can edit the file, since it’s on his local machine
  • After closing the according application, which was used to edit the file, the changes are stored only on the local machine of the user
  • The user has to upload or check-in the file from his local machine to the SharePoint again to make it available for other users

Is there a solution to enable previewing the non-supported files using it's relevant application?

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