I have 40 folders that I want to upload to a team. Is there a way to upload a folder, rather than opening each folder and loading all of the files?
For all the other peple like me having the same issue, you better choose the Sync option to basically synch your whole Teams file structure in OneDrive and from there you can upload all the files and folders that you need. They should simply remove the Folder option from within the Upload tab.
Lou Mickley commented
Uploading a lot of folders/files through browser will fail, and update metadata to today's date and uploader as "modified by". Browser will time out after about 100 files at one time. In Teams, sync the channel(s), and then drag your source files into OneDrive sync client and let OneDrive manage uploading all the files. Will work in background and get 1000s of folders/files up without issue. Then when you are done, remove sync from that source if desired.
The desktop app has a folder upload option but it's the least intuitive UI I've come across in over 20 years. Without exaggeration it reminds me of the terrible UI on Windows 1 or 2. Windows 3.1 File Manager was better.
When I select a folder it seems to create a copy of the parent folder (which I didn't want), then add the folder I selected into the new copy of the parent folder as a file of some sort (has a file icon and I cannot open it).
For example, say on my local PC I have a folder called "Outer" containing a sub-folder called "Inner". I chose the Folder upload option in the desktop app, then select folder "Inner" to upload. So it creates a new folder called "Outer" (which I didn't select and didn't want) and creates an object within it called "Inner". But this object "Inner" isn't a folder; I can't open it.
Actually, that's assuming it can upload the "Inner" folder at all. Seems to fail about half the time, without a useful error message. The only error message is "Sorry, there was a problem uploading this file. Please try again.", which is interesting because it seemed to fail while uploading the folder, rather than when uploading a file within it.
I've wasted 20 minutes going in circles on this. I assume there's some logic I'm missing here but having used Windows Explorer / File Explorer for the last 25 years, this Teams functionality really feels teeth-gnashingly horrible.
"Open in SharePoint". option explained by Peter Braun is working fine !
Bla DiBla commented
Indeed this works in the web version, thanks.
But it would be nice to have it in the client too.
Arfan Ismail commented
There's a folder upload button in the browser version of Teams.
James Rivers commented
We are having the same issue.
ehren muhammad commented
This would make life so much easier and the migration from shared folders to Teams SharePoint sites would be easier as well.
Thank you, Peter. I had the same situation, and your instructions to Holly worked!
Peter Braun commented
When you're in the files tab of a channel, there's a link named "Open in SharePoint". If you click that, the corresponding SharePoint folder will open in your default browser. There you can drag and drop your folder (with subfolders and files) in to upload it. The SharePoint web interface does not have the same limit (10 files at a time) as if you drag and drop in Teams.
Hope this helps.