File path to links
When users copy/paste a link to a local folder on a server in Team, that link currently comes through as text. This causes other users to have to copy/paste the link into a new file explorer address bar. What I would like Teams to do is convert this path into a hyperlink automatically, so they only need to click on the link to open the local folder.
For example, if I have a server share mapped to S:\, with the folder "FolderName" inside of it, and I would like to share the contents of this folder with another employee. I would copy the path "S:\FolderName", and send it to that employee. In the current setup, they would copy "S:\FolderName", open a file explorer, click into the address bar, delete what is in there, then paste and hit enter. If this were changed to a hyperlink, all of those steps would go away. They would simply need to click the link, file explorer would open to that path and we'd be done.
This is a repeated feature request I am getting from my coworkers. Thanks!
Mohamed Hassan commented
And/or support UNC path.
John Erdmann commented
Better Yet! In file explorer you should be able to right click on a file, click "send to", and have a copy hyperlink. You could paste this anywhere.
Now to do that, you have to copy the file path, as stated above, click on the file name and copy that, then manually merge them and hyperlink it.
it would be great to have this possibility, in skype was good and can be better in teams! Just as you can do it in Outlook (ctrl + k), thus specify address and text to display.
Skype did this and we used it all the time. Definitely need this in Teams.
Christopher Hoard commented
There are quite a few people asking for this functionality on the Tech Community. Would be good to see it in Teams.
Matthew Jarsky commented
I am surprised this isn't more popular!
David Pitcher commented
We use these links all the time in Outlook, and it would be really helpful if Teams had this functionality as well!
I cannot even copy the entire path. I can hardly even view the entire path. Normally much of it is abbreviated with several ellipsies. Also, when someone shares a file with me, in a folder that I have permissions to, I can't see what path that the file is in. It just shows the file name at the top and no path.
In general, it's very cumbersome to tell people the path that a file is in (I end up manually typing the whole path).
Thanks for considering these improvements. It will really help our adoption of Teams.