Hi, so far, you can only move documents. But I want to move folders as well.
I would even add that I would like to have a file explorer like in Windows. I would like to easily move, copy, delete, upload and download all files within all teams in an explorer-like drag-and-drop environment which would be capable to:
- move/copy files in between teams and
- move/copy files between my Windows Explorer/Mac Finder and the "Teams Explorer" using drag and drop/key commands.
Having to switch over to the SharePoint site to move folders between channels shouldn't be necessary.
Please try this,
Teams files folders and files are stored on associated SharePoint site of team. So, you could open the Files document library in “Open in SharePoint”, now you should be able to select the folder and choose “Move To” or "Move" options
Such an easy fail.. Come on MS
This would be really helpful, we use private channels for group projects and collaboration and would like to be able to move folders from these channels to the main Team channel to share information with the rest of the team.
Peter McDermott commented
A colleague ran into this today--cannot even do it using SharePoint if channels are private or you did not create the folder. Quite problematic for evolving projects/teams...
Why the **** cant I move folders? MS always fail right infront of the goal.. What's the purpose of this?
I just uploaded 10 folders to Microsoft Team, but they are somehow on my private OneDrive (How the heck do I allow access to my oneDrive for my team memebers? Aslo impossible to find out)
and now I have to download all folders from my OneDrive, and upload them to Teams again, but this time they are on Onedrive Inside the team and no longer shown on my private oneDrive - but no one on the team can see them so I need to download them AGAIN and upload them to Team Files .... **** wow inconvinient.
Please don't make people log into SharePoint to move a folder. Make it easy. Don't make them jump through another hoop.
We need this urgent!
This should already be baked into Teams. Having to go outside of the application to move folders is not the optimal solution. Yes, I know that's a workaround but, we shouldn't have to do that. This is not the only UserVoice thread requesting the functionality either.
Russell Dodson commented
Please add the feature to move folders natively within Teams in the same way as files can be moved. Moving folders using SharePoint is only of use if all the channels you want to move the folders between are 'Public' channels. If you try to move a folder to or from a private channel then it cannot be done. Moving files to and from private channels in Teams is possible, so lets extend that to folders please.
You can move folders indirectly in TEAMS:
Roll the mouse over the file you want to move and click the three horizontal dots (show actions)
Select open in SharePoint
Select the folder in Sharepoint
Click on the three dots (now vertical)
Select move to and select current library
navigate to the location of choice.
Many of our customers need this functionality badly
This needs to be adressed. This is basic stuff.
In all applications on can move files and folders with a drag, and then in TEAMS I have to open SharePoint first to do this. So much for easy and intuitive working,...… I needed a whole morning to find out to do a simple task.
This is BASIC.
Honestly, it's like Teams was newly created in 2019 by somebody who has never used it before.
I can't believe this function is not available!! I have to create a new folder in order to move a folder.
Ridiculous. Microsoft, get your proverbial dung together.
Mario P. commented
is there still no traceability to find out who moved the folder?
Moving and copying folders in Teams (SPO Sites) is badly broken when using the SPO portal 'Move To' and 'Copy To' options. This article describes common issues and has a link mentioning data loss (files end up in SPO Site's Recycle Bin) and also sums up our experiences so far:
The process is clunky at best, and dangerous at worst, as files may be lost along the way, escecially if the move/copy crosses SPO Sites, e.g. between private & standard Teams channels, or between Teams.
I logged a call with Microsoft Support for this as I was struggling to believe that end users can't move/copy files without loss/failure/delay etc.
The outcome was that the support rep said that Microsoft don't recommend using the 'Move To' feature and we should use 'Copy To' instead, should only copy small no's of files and small data size, and once copied we should then check all files are present before deleting from source, including checking Site Settings>Storage Metrics to compare folder size usage.
Checking Storage Metrics is virtually pointless, as on that page it clearly states "Total size includes any versions and metadata associated with the file" which means copied data can't be compared as the source also includes versioning data and the destination doesn't, and the data can't even be relied upon as it also states "Data shown on this page may not be up-to-date, future visits to this page may contain more accurate results". HOW IS THAT PRACTICAL FOR END USERS? :-|
It's also unreliable regardless of whether few/many files, large/small files, Win10/Mac clients, high/low bandwidth etc.
It's still not ideal, but if you sync your commonly used channels with file explorer you can just drag and drop like any other drive. Seems like it should be a basic function though.
Dane S commented
The feature is accessible, though only through SharePoint, follow directions from Steve B. below...