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Cannot open link file types from with the Files tab

I dragged some URL link items from a folder in OneDrive into the Files section in Teams
 
When I click on these URL links from within the Teams Files tab they do not open to a website, instead they try to download
 
If I click to the actual library within Sharepoint, and then click these URL links, they open ok (ie. they take you to a website)
 
Why don't they open from within the Teams Files tab?
 
BTW - I noticed in the "New" menu in the Teams Files tab you can create a new folder or file, but you cannot create a new URL link. Whereas in both OneDrive and Sharepoint the "New" menu has a "link" selection (it's the globe icon)

First posted about this here
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams/Cannot-open-link-file-types-from-with-the-Files-tab/m-p/94268#M6278

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      • Kyle Smith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really all I want to do is not duplicate files. I'm already working out of a "Corporate Approved" file structure where my whole company goes to find particular files and I'd like to not have to upload each one individually for those working out of teams. I'm guessing a Copy Flow may be my best option but it seems pretty basic to either allow me to add that folder by itself(not a Document Library) or provide a link to the folder in the Teams file section...

      • Mark Moore commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What is so bad about NOT having this feature is that if users have used the SharePoint document library in the background and used the "new" button to add a link to a file, it works perfectly in SharePoint, so they are happy. Next person comes along in MS Teams and the get an awful experience when they click the link in the files section of teams. This should have been addressed by now

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Was looking for the same, disappointing lack of basic functionality in Teams. Please address this!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's been a year and you still cannot open a SharePoint URL in Teams?! Speechless.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This feature would be a big help. Related to this if you try to open a link in teams on an iphone it does not work at all.

      • Desmond Wong commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would like to add support for request. We have several advocates of Teams, and more of this functionality would make adoption to Teams easier for our users.

      • Olivier commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We have a lot internal url software without http like our internal Microsoft project center, Onpromise Sharepoint list, Landesk ticketing with ticket page in http.

        You Should supply a way to add http for none internet URL (no www) to allow company internal URL software

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes this was a feature in the classroom and it was great as we could put useful videos and articles for students to read before a lesson! Would love to have this feature back!

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