be able to create shortcuts that link to your most used files and folders within teams.
be able to create shortcuts to files and folders within teams.
the shortcut be able to link to a folder in a different team, you would only see this as long as you are a member of that team.
Zeta Gesme commented
Same comments as Mike Yam, this function is CRUCIAL for our department as we migrate to the Teams network drive.
Mike Yam commented
This is a must have feature.
We are now moving our files store from traditional network drive to Teams. It is very often that a file is referenced by different project. Instead of copying the file to every project folder, we used to create a shortcut and paste the shortcut in every project folder.
This is not supported in Teams currently.
We would like to have the "Paste shortcut" capability in Teams.
This would be hugely beneficial to have.
We have quarterly Board meetings and Finance and Risk meetings.
Rather than have copies or have to navigate to the 'native' folder each time we would like to have a link to the respective previous year's Q4 and the next year's Q1 meetings in same folder as the current year.
I've tried creating a URL link (via SharePoint) but that didn't work. Just wish it was as easy as the old 'Send to Desktop (shortcut)' process. This actually works for the desktop environment (Sync the Teams folder to your desktop and create the shortcut, a working link appears in 'explorer' windows), but the shortcut link doesn't appear in the Teams app or web version.
This is a significant missing capability (as with so much in Teams).
Basic stuff that is available elsewhere in the MS world is not in Teams - this is why i find it frustrating in the extreme.
Teams "files" view should be at least as capable as Explorer, but it is woefully poor by compariason.
As others have alluded to - shortcuts made in Sharepoint show up in Teams. This "feature" is done except when you click on the link it says "Hmm... looks like this file doesn't have a preview we can show you", followed by a download button. If you download the link and then click the link, it works... but many will not think to go through this process when the link is seemingly failing.
I know nothing is simple with today's software, but boy does this look so close to being functional.
Please, we do need this functionality. Easily to implement because the underlying functionality is already available inside Sharepoint.
This is a very odd omission and super simple to solve. SharePoint (which underpins MS Teams) provides the ability to create URL shortcuts in document libraries.
This feature could be surfaced within MS Teams by extending the existing URL MIME type handler so that it can open "shortcuts" to other file libraries within in Teams - within Teams. Job done.
This is a gap in functionality, not so much a new feature request.
This is arguably a bug since the feature disparity between MS teams and SharePoint is not acceptable when Teams is built on top of Sharepoint.
This is a very important feature to enable, since within MS teams the UX is quite convoluted - has a way to go yet.
Managing files though MS teams can be a nightmare, and when you have multiple channels you often need to link to files in other channel libraries.
The fact that we can not yet prevent Channels creating their own document library is another issue, but part of that is documents end up all over the place and without shortcuts (folder AND file) it is impossible to help prevent duplication and or getting lost in folder hierarchies which could have been helped had someone had the chance to redirect to the other folder location.
The bazar thing is, we can get a link to a folder, but the only place you can use the link is within the teams chat box. Then teams will open the folder within Teams if you click it. So why on earth we cannot create the same shortcut in a folder and have teams treat the UX the same way, seems like a serious omission.
in a Teams folder we have +New
why not : a "shortcut" or "link" to a file from a oneDrive, a sharepoint, another Team Files or Folder. ?
Teams work often with many background information from all over the place, accessing this information a structured way is essential.
each Team looks at information differently but they have in common, they want to access the same piece of information.
shortcuts would therefore contribute to teams efficiency.
Elliot - You can create folders at the top of the "New" dropdown menu. I attached a screenshot for you. Hope that helps!
Teams (now) has the ability to get a link to at least your files in Teams..
Not sure if this is new since last comment in November.
If I right-click a file and "Get link" I can use that link as a Desktop shortcut. It wants to open in Chrome then diverts to Teams app.
(As for folders, I've no idea how one even makes folders in Teams.)
This sounds interesting and I will upvote it. Note that the Files (ctrl-8) also has a recent view, which you can order by location. This is pretty close to what I need. Alternatively the search option with Ctrl-E followed by /files allows for quick search. Would be good with search options other than filename though. But yes, shortcuts will be faster...
Melinda Wolfe commented
Rather than create copies of regularly accessed documents that live on other SharePoint sites/Teams Channels, we want to create a folder of shortcuts to those documents in a Team/SharePoint site.
Joseph Avins commented
We need this. There's a file I need to open frequently (a live status file, so frequently referred to and updated). If this were on SharePoint or in a network directory I could have a desktop shortcut to it, or a browser shortcut in the case of SharePoint. Having to navigate through Teams each time is a pain in the neck that I did not need to put up with under previous file sharing paradigms
Because of this, I see Teams as a big step backwards in productivity.
This would be handy for quick access to deep nested files within subfolders
I think it would be nice if i could add my own shortcuts to Teams, channels, outside links and other places. There is a little room on the top nav, but you could use the Right Nav gray space too.
For instance, if I could have this feature in my own MS Teams screen, I would put links to
- file locations (different ones for different teams and folders),
- web links i can create for places in my devops plans (My tasks in Plan A, Current Sprint board in Plan B)
- Icons for people I chat with frequently
- Links to other places in Teams (Activity screen filtered to @mentions for me, Planner All plans screen)
I've attached kinda what i was thinking would be ideal.
particularly important as if you want to replace Windows Explorer, this shortcut feature will be particularly useful.