Jan 15 2021 10:29 AM
Jan 15 2021 10:29 AM
We have our users want to use the 'Sync' and not the 'shortcut to OneDrive' for file on the Sharepoint sites.
I was able to run from powershell:
PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Set-SPOTenant -DisableAddShortcutsToOneDrive $True
WARNING: Users in your organization will no longer be able to add new shortcuts to their OneDrive while the feature is in Public Preview. However, existing shortcuts will remain functional.
Which is exactly what we want but... It persists.
Any help on removing this from the sites?
Feb 01 2021 10:02 AM
@RanchoJack I am having the same issue, by any chance did you get a solution for this?
Feb 15 2021 05:42 PM - edited Feb 15 2021 05:42 PM
There is a UserVoice about this - have a look here and vote for it too.
Best bet is to test that Powershell, and if it doesn't work, then raise a ticket to MS to get this resolved. This new feature isn't wanted by us either, and we want it turned off too.
Mar 19 2021 04:40 AM
Removing the add shortcut to Onedrive from sharepoint Sites is working again.
Update your sharepoint powershell module and run the command to disable the shortcut
Shortcut is now gone in my Tenant.
Mar 22 2021 02:33 PM
Awesome, thanks for confirming @Ronald Meer - our GA's applied the setting, and it works! It can take about 15 mins or so to propagate, but after the delay it was removed on all sites.
Great to have that button removed - we only want the Sync option to be there, and not have folks 'sync' SharePoint libraries to their OneDrive. Cheers
Mar 31 2021 02:36 AM
I have logged a call with Microsoft this morning as this command was not working for me. They have replied to inform me that this command no longer works. I did express concern that it is important that customers have the ability to switch this feature off as it is confusing and has some potential for users to misinterpret what they are seeing and make potentially dangerous changes/deletions to shared libraries.
The agent confirmed that he had heard similar concerns and suggested that I request this feature be re-instated. I will do but not holding much hope for it to re-appear any time soon.
Apr 09 2021 12:04 PM
Apr 12 2021 02:10 PM
@Richard Jenner ok, so I have just checked and the Add Shortcut link is now NOT appearing in our Document libraries so it seems it has worked after all... Well thats good !
Jun 11 2021 08:38 AM
Jun 17 2021 06:46 AM
I updated my modules and was able to run the command and get the yellow comment about it "being in preview".
Unfortunately after multiple days, the choice remains in all document libraries.
Jul 30 2021 07:40 AM - edited Jul 30 2021 07:47 AM
This feature is completely pointless and the inability to turn it off is causing big problems for us. Users don't understand what the feature is for, they click it to see what it does, and then the OneDrive "Sync" connection they already have set up stops working. I don't see why the two things have to be mutually exclusive in the first place, but if it's one or the other, we need a way to turn the "Add a shortcut" thing OFF.
I upvoted the associated request on UserVoice; now I suppose it's just a matter of sit-and-wait for six years for Microsoft to do something about it, like everything else that ends up on UserVoice.
Jul 30 2021 07:48 AM
Jul 30 2021 07:52 AM
Jul 30 2021 08:41 AM
@mgudites1 as an FYI, my reply above was accurate that it didn't work for me, at least it didn't the first time. For some reason a week later when I tried it (maybe after I rebooted?) it worked fine and now we no longer have the option showing which is great. So Ronald Meer was correct.
Jul 30 2021 08:44 AM
Jul 30 2021 10:03 AM
Sep 29 2021 06:45 AM
Sep 29 2021 06:51 AM
@MavDovlat Riiiiiiiiight, but that doesn't stop users from creating the shortcuts in the first place. It breaks the existing "Sync" between SharePoint and their OneDrive desktop clients, the data stops syncing, and then other people on the team aren't seeing the user's changes to the SharePoint library because the user doesn't understand it's not actually syncing anymore.. That's the problem.