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.
Burak Burak commented
I even tried to do a hyperlink to the specific folder and posting it as a comment. Still, sends me to the Library instead of the specific folder.Absolutely ridiculous that this still hasnt been fixed
Mark Moore commented
@jesse Walter - I think you are missing the point. The current functionality only allows the addition of whole document libraries to the files section, we want to be able to include at the "folder" level. We have been using teams for 3 and a half years across multiple projects and have many, many teams. Consider the scenario of delivering a new hospital system to a client, and in the document library there are multiple folders for "Inpatients", "Outpatients", "Radiology" etc. Now repeat this team for each new client. Now consider a project that is focusing specifically on Radiology, imagine the benefit for a new project/team too be able to add just the Radiology related folders from across 10 different previous projects.
Jesse Walter commented
Adding Documents and Folders in SharePoint
Open the 'Shared Documents' library by clicking its name in the left navigation pane or it's title if embedded in a page.
Open the 'Shared Documents' library.
Click the 'Documents' tab at the top of the screen.
In the ribbon, click the 'New Folder' icon.
Type in your folder name and then click 'Save'.
Hope this information is helpful to you
This has been a HUGE hurdle for our operations. And it's simple to map out! Please knock this one out this week - It'll take you 2 hrs
Totally agree! It would allow us to seemlessly work from our company document library without duplication in the files tab for each team.
When will this be done? It would greatly help us integrate important files in one SharePoint site into different Teams.
If we do need to use just a doc library... if members of that Team don't have permissions to resources within that library would it be a work around....?
[Deleted User] commented
This is a core feature requirement and should not be on the backlog after 3-4 years!
please privide this functionality, it is urgently needed
Miguel Morales commented
This would be such a great feature. We are doing cross-team collaborations, and we have different teams and channels that access specific shared subfolders in SharePoint. Getting only the root folder does not make sense. It would be very valuable and appreciated if we can get this feature.
May I have an update on the progress for implementing this functinality? It's been two years, it would be good to have this feature.
Just to be clear "And I really don't want to create a site for every project so I can sync, because that will be a mess in the file by creating a large flat structure that doesn't take advantage of the power of the Sharepoint and Windows Explorer."
This feature will not address that problem. Adding a shared folder from a different team/site to the files section in teams does NOT physically move it, so if you were to have team site A, and then add 1 folder from team b, c, d and e to the files tab on team A, you would see all of those in one view, but to synch them you would still need to synch 5 different sites/folders
this feature would be so useful. Would actually allow Teams to become the go-to place for files as my Teams would have the exact correct folder synced. No more missing files, no more duplicates.
It is not appropriate for my Teams channels to have access to the root folder, as my structure is Root (site) folder-Client folder-project folder in sharepoint, and Team-Channel in teams. So I don't want a user in a channel to have to hunt through the whole root folder to find their project folder.
And I really don't want to create a site for every project so I can sync, because that will be a mess in the file by creating a large flat structure that doesn't take advantage of the power of the Sharepoint and Windows Explorer.
When is this likely to be possible?
Dave Longman commented
I agree with thios feature request - we just want to share on sub folder from our library NOT the whole library. Please fix!
This is a must!
My company are moving to OneDrive/Sharepoint for our files (personal/shared) and this is a major stumbling block as we have departments which have teams within but want all files shared between each other. Why cant a departmental sharepoint library been added to the Files tab under cloud storage like OneDrive???
My only idea currently is to add a document library within a channel for each team which is really cumbersome and also confusing. You cant even create a channel purely for a document library, you must have 'posts' and 'files' which appear before your document library tab.
Just add the ability for users to access the document libraries they have access to. It would solve so many issues with using files in teams!
I can't even believe this is not possible. Renders Teams almost useless not to be able to share an existing document repository.
It would be great to even just add single files - so please break it down to add any level of cloud storage from other SharePoints
please move this from 'backlog' to 'to do' , the workaround (lots of document libraries) is not ideal.
Please add this
This is potentially a powerful tool for teachers and training teams to keep organized with Team resources they want to share. Using the Team built-in Files feature has limited capability, and linking SharePoint folders directly can provide more up to date resources.
Pete Garvey commented
Please consider moving the priority up on this one - especially considering that SharePoint links do not work in the Files tab in Teams. This contributes to folks creating duplicates of things in different channels when what we really need to do is link to them.