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Allow hyperlinking to network drive locations

While you are currently able to hyperlink to any https:// address, hyperlinks to \\-mapped drives does not work. having the ability to do this would be a huge help for a company that has a sophisticated network drive setup for everyone to access

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  • Kevin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have several processes that create data and files in existing network share locations. There is no practical way to change this, nor is there any practical advantage to put these files in Teams. However, being able to access them from teams, via a link toe the file share would be a boon in productivity as our users start spending more time in Teams.

  • Chris More commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Teams is very limited without this feature - no we don't want to store all our data with Microsoft with no guaranteed performance. Plenty of organizations will continue to invest in on premise hardware which will always out perform shared internet connections.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree, there are reasons why this is out of time - but still we need some physical ownership of data

  • Tim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Why is this feature not already implemented? For something that is going to replace Skype for business, at a bare minimum it should provide all the features that Skype did including internal file linking

  • David commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    What's the problem here? Web hyperlinks are allowed. Just allow \\ UNC path linking as well. With all respect, stop dragging your feet! This is the *only* thing stopping me from recommending this software to my clients.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We can't like without this ability. We send links to each other all of the time.
    The cad file we are linking to are too large to upload to Sharepoint efficiently, this is why we have a fast local network.
    We used this feature often in Skype.

  • BRYAN DUEMLER commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We absolutely have to have this capability made available. We have job folders that we would like to move to SharePoint from network shares but these job folders contain CAD data and because of file size it isn't practical to move them to SharePoint/Teams. In order to ensure a seamless transition we need to be able to link to the design files, on network drives, from Team document libraries links.

  • Ivan Palikuca commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I don't see a reason for this feature, Teams is simply for clould collaboration and tools. You have SharePoint library if you want to put files there, going back to network shared drives is kind of going back one step instead of going forward, I would strongly suggest talking to your boss to move files to SharePoint document library from network drive.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Not supporting this simple thing after multiple years is the sleeziest way to encourage companies to use OneDrive / sharepoint

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