Add other Sharepoint document folders under Files
Please allow adding granular SharePoint document library subfolders to the Files tab. Currently, only the document library level can be added, not sub folders.
This allows adding content from related but separate SharePoint sites without having to provide the entire document library (which may contain irrelevant content to the Team)
This request is still on the backlog.
I'd love to be able to use this functionality for my organization. Would be a great help!!
I'm also interessted in this topic and would like to know if that change will be made by microsoft and if it will be possible in near future the subfolder can be addet to the files tab.
Jon Tsegaye commented
It is very frustrating that my team is unable to specify sub folders in channels.
Travis Rothlisberger commented
This would be a good first step, but the ultimate solution would be symbolic links that work throughout the Teams, Sharepoint and OneDrive interfaces.
If that's too much to ask, then just getting the Teams interface to treat .url files like the Sharepoint interface does would also be a big improvement.
yes this would be useful - I work in a major corporation (30k + people) and we are trying out new tools and ways of working - this is pretty good except the file issue which means you have to do the dirty workaround of the link (where people dont look for files), or you create a second location to save files (two places is not going to get support and traction from our people)
With my orgnization trying to force everyone to use teams, this is a major block to collaboration and it makes less tech savvy people to go back to old reflexes of sending files through emails or sharing from personal cloud folder.
I wanted to start using Teams but this is a real blocking issue. :(
Brandon Meyers commented
Almost 2 years in...any progress other than just being back logged? It doesn't seem reasonable for companies with new or well organized existing Sharepoint structures for Client/Projects to not be able to jump right into teams while maintaining the existing Sharepoint for files. The flat structure of teams makes for messy archiving when having to search metadata or tags in teams but also in your Sharepoint archive to reference old projects.
Can't use Teams without this functionality. Unbelievable that Microsoft thinks we'd want to share an entire Sharepoint library with a team setup for a specific purpose, consisting of people from all over an organisation and outside the organisation.
Dennis T commented
If anyone is interested or renaming or removing the Files tab , please vote here: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/17731678-make-it-possible-to-remove-and-or-rename-the-defau. They might reopen it if there are enough new votes.
We started using Teams to make more effective and integral use of our Office 365 platform—unbelievable that basic SharePoint integration is so lacking in the application!!! We've resorted to sharing files individually in the Team files directory, which has led to problems with version control. Can't imagine this needs 2 years to develop and implement.
Matt Stratton commented
Agree with the community on this one. It is starting to pollute what once was a well organized SharePoint site and our team is pulling the plug on using Teams until this is resolved.
Amy Hartlaub commented
What is the status of creating this functionality? It's a very basic need and should be priorized!
I need this to fix the situation of renaming a channel, which breaks the link to SharePoint because the URL for the channel does not get updated with the new name. So content disappears and is only available in SharePoint
Brandon Meyers commented
This basic feature is my only roadblock to a full MS Teams and Sharepoint deployment.
Wow, basic functionalities missing.
is this still on the backlog? its been nearly a year since the last update.
This is extremely important and should not be so difficult to implement! Please make it a priority, I can't believe it's been postponed for YEARS!
Jacob Mason commented
Last update....August 2018. Way to listen to the customer voice Microsoft.....
A: Can we add a folder directly in Teams?
B: No sorry, I can display sharepoint in Teams at the folder level, but not just the folder.
A: But you want us all to use Teams - its easier for us to just go into Sharepoint like we normally do.
B: Yep, cant disagree there.
C: How's the Teams user adoption going?
B: Well, we cant do basic folder mapping so everyone still just uses SharePoint