moving a document breaks link
When we are sorting out our filing system in files, creating new folders to move and tidy up our document's this changes the location of the document and breaks any links you have previously sent to users also the link in the conversations. This is extremely unworkable for our organisation, we need to be able to upload and move documents. keeping the integrity of any previous links sent. For example if you attach a document to a channel, this does not go into a folder it just sits in files, when links are sent round for this document they are broken once it is tidied up at a later date
L Joslyn commented
Yes, I thought this was supposed to be fixed if you activate the "Document ID Service" in Site Collection Features (under Site Settings) as well. But this does not seem to fix the problem.
I heard (a long while back) that everything was supposed to use IDs so this wouldn't happen. Obviously not the case right now. Any plans to move in that direction?
Kelly Stock commented
Broken links is a huge problem when we are working in programs that are constantly change and evolving and files are being moved around to align with the changes.
James Bibby commented
Agree this needs to be fixed so we have persistent links. We have two channels, one for finished products and one for current projects. When a project is finished, we copy to folder from one channel to the other. But this breaks all the links in conversations and in planner. Thus, if someone is trying to figure out what happened in an old project, they cannot easily find the documents from old conversations and planner tasks.
Any updates on this please? It's September well over 1 year since this was raised. If this is under review, what is the best alternative to advice users to move content without the risk of links breaking?
This is a bug and should be fixed!
Steve Dohm commented
Serious issue if you try to move files from a server into Sharepoint/Teams. It's a must have for us. Under review January 19,2018. It's been a year and a half. Can we get an update?!?!
Erika Young commented
At a minimum, the broken link should be allowed removed from teams file
Giulio Vannini commented
I just noticed that after moving a file if instead of clicking on the name you click on “…” and then “Edit in Teams” or “Open in …” it still seems to access the file.
Also if you select "Get Link" and choose "SharePoint" instead of "Microsoft teams" the DocID still works!!
So.. this is TOTALLY inconsistent!
- Clicking on the name in the chat resolves in a non-working TEAMS link
- Clicking on other options such as "Open in Teams" resolvers into a valid DocIS SHAREPOINT link
Is it really that difficult to fix the rest ??
We are only just starting to adopt Teams in our organisation and I am already finding lots of instances of this happening and links in conversations no longer working. It is a big concern for getting users to adopt and embrace the product fully.
J DeRose commented
This is a must-have feature for our organization to adopt. This is something which Box (and even SharePoint) have had for some time and moving to Teams is a giant step backward for many of us.
Elisa Munoz commented
Companies cannot keep up with change at the "link" level! I vote for self-keeping links.
Kim Marquess commented
The technology is out there to avoid breaking links. This should be available in this tool. Resetting and resending causes repeated labor...which is $$$, not to mention frustration for all involved.
This is a big deal. Needs to be corrected. I work with less computer savvy folks and this is an impediment.
Sydney Lacey commented
I'm glad to see this is under review. I support principals and assistant principals for my school district and I'm in the process of cleaning up our team site. This involves "archiving" some of last year's documents. Closing/archiving some channels and creating new ones. i would love to be able to gather useful documents that were shared across different channels into a single folder while not having to worry about breaking links in old conversations.
Patrick Versyck commented
breaking of links is very frustrating for the users and holds them back from sharing and collaborating on a document and not falling into old habits of sending the file as an attachment or saving a copy of the file in own workspace
This should be an added feature. We've been experiencing the link breaks on multiple occasions as projects develop and subfolders start being created to manage the documentation.
Breaking links denies any flexible use of Teams, leading to cluttered data fragments everywhere and in the end hinders adoption of Teams as a collaboration tool. M$ development is far too slow in this regard.
Claire R commented
this is also critical for our organisation, we need to be able to file documents attached to the Chat without breaking the link. Thank you for taking care of this bug
Giulio Foletto commented
This also introuduces the risk for loss of data. I published a file in a conversation and it appeared in the channel files tab and corresponding sharepoint folder. Later on I moved it to a subfolder using the MS Teams client and noticed that the link in the conversation was broken. Therefore I edited the conversation to remove the attachment from the conversation and just wrote "you can find the file in the subfolder...". However, the file was deleted from the subfolder. So in a sense MS Teams knew that the attachment was moved to the subfolder and when I deleted it from the conversation it also deleted the file.