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  1. Shorten Default "Files" URL from "Shared Documents" to "Docs"

    This suggestion actually affects the underlying SharePoint service in addition to Teams.

    The underlying URL for the default "Documents" document library in SharePoint is "Shared Documents", which in a URL is actually "Shared%20Documents" as spaces cannot exist in URLs and must be handled with the %20 character substitution.

    This means that instead of being able to send a nice clean human readable URL to a file like:
    https://mycompany.sharepoint.com/sites/Marketing/Docs/Collateral/design.docx

    We end up with:
    https://mycompany.sharepoint.com/sites/Marketing/Shared%20Documents/Collateral/design.docx

    This is confusing for users.

    I would even go so far as to request that every time a user attempts to create a folder or file name…

    45 votes
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      5 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • download file progress indicator

      need file download progress indicator

      43 votes
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        14 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Sharing files stored in teams with people outside of the team

        Currently, the only way to share files stored through Teams, is to move to 'View in Sharepoint' and from there create links with access rights for staff outside of your team. It would be so convenient to be able to share files directly with colleagues who are not part of your team.

        41 votes
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          7 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Alphabetical ordering of Folders under "Files"

          I need to click to sort the folders under "Files" as they are scrambled every time I access the "Files" tab.

          Thanks!

          41 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • File Check in/out

            We would like to be able to do file check in/out in Teams. We set our doc libraries to require check in/out.

            39 votes
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              5 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Sharepoint view

              Add the option to use SharePoint views from the document library in SharePoint sites.

              39 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • File Opening

                When someone sends a file in a team thread or an individual chat, the person opening the file has to download it. You should be able to open the file directly from the chat thread.

                Currently, you download the file and then it disappears--you have to go find and open it from your desktop's Downloads folder. The files should open the same way they open in Outlook--double click the file and it launches the appropriate application and displays the file.

                37 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Files shared in "chat" should work like Files shared in "Teams"

                  - Files shared in individual chats should appear under the files tab, both within the conversation and in the blue tab on the side bar.
                  - Files shared in individual chats should appear when searched for in the search bar.

                  Neither of these things happen. It's inconsistent, counterintuitive, and obnoxious. Please implement.

                  36 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    try this instead  ·  Suphatra responded

                    I have had this problem too, and trust me I find it not intuitive either.

                    I’ve sent this to the Files team and I’m going to find out where this is on the backlog so I can report back to you guys.

                    Meanwhile, the workaround is that you have to delete the chat message of which you sent the message.

                    Thanks and tweet me @skprufo if you have any questions!

                    Suphatra

                  • Cloud Storage like Box repeatedly prompts for credentials

                    Cloud Storage like Box within Teams, keeps repeatedly prompting for credentials every 30 mins to 1 hour. Please renew the token silently before it expires. This will ease Users to access their files in Box.

                    36 votes
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                      working on it  ·  0 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Create document based on a template

                      There is no ability to assign a document template to a team/document library.
                      A great functionality would be that a seperate document library could be assigned which contains all the document templates to choose from (Other site).
                      These templates can then be managed with the same functionality of SharePoint, but the published documents can then be used as a template to start your document.

                      36 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Show all Content Types in 'New' dropdown from Files tab

                        When adding additional content types to a SharePoint library surfaced in a Files tab in Teams, the content types do not appear under the 'New' option inside the Files tab in Teams. They do appear in SPO.

                        In this example a new Content Type based on a Word file template has been added to the Document Library called 'Decision paper'. Here's what that looks like:
                        From the Files tab: https://i.imgur.com/uEzVHwV.png
                        From SharePoint: https://i.imgur.com/JRhLovZ.png

                        35 votes
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                          under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Shared folders

                          Allow to enter the shared folders on One drive! Otherwise its useless to use teams if i have no access to folders which are shared with me

                          34 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Download Folders

                            Let me download the whole folder! Instead I have to click on each file and download. Open other folders, download those files, then come out and into another folder and download files and then out and in again... it's very irritating. Why can't I download the root folder as a zip or something?

                            33 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Upload files by Copy & Paste from other applications

                              Transferring files from Outlook (or other applications that are handling files) is quite annoying. I have to Copy & Paste them to a local drive space (for example Desktop) and then upload the file to Teams.
                              It would be much easier if the Teams app would handle the Clipboard.
                              Then a simple right-click-"Copy" within Outlook and a right-click-Paste within Teams app would transfer files.

                              32 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Modify OneDrive files inside Teams

                                Currently, we can view OneDrive files directly inside Teams, but if we want to edit them, we have to edit in our web browser or in local...

                                It will be great to be able to modify directly inside Teams

                                31 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Sync files from PC or Mac directly to Team folders / channels via Finder or Windows Explorer

                                  Allow users to sync files from Windows PC or Mac directly to Teams folders / channels via Finder or Windows explorer. The current process is quite slow and laborious with the amount of steps one has to take in order to save files or share them.

                                  OneDrive does this presently, but only for individuals. My team is looking for a SHARED drive where we can all save and send files and folders for our campaigns directly to the Teams folder via Sites - but the current process requires users to first save to their desktop and drag into the Teams…

                                  30 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Move Folder

                                    I would like folders to have the same options as individual files. When highlighting a file in the root directory you get the option to move the file. I would like to be able to consolidate folders. Currently you have to do this process via SharePoint.

                                    30 votes
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                                    • drag and drop files into folder in the files section

                                      Id love to be able to drag and drop files into the right folder under files. there is no move functionality today.

                                      30 votes
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                                      • Removal of the General folder from the document library

                                        I think having a folder in the document library (called General) complicates what should be a simple experience.

                                        You can save email attachments to Office 365 groups and that list includes the Teams you have access to.

                                        However if you save a file to a team, the file is saved to the document library, but not inside the 'General' folder.

                                        This makes sense, however it means that you cannot see the files saved, from the Teams interface - unless you create a new view, to see the parent directory... which would be a bit silly really.

                                        Being able to save…

                                        29 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • No File Attach Option when a planner is viewed under Teams

                                          I don't understand why the File option has been removed from Planner if the Planner has been created under Teams - the solution given by Microsoft Support is to attach the file in Teams General and then go into the Planner and the task and then create a link to this document - there would be specific documents that would only be relevant to this task and it seems a long way to have to attach. If you use Planner as an online app on its own the File option is available - this is causing confusion for our users

                                          28 votes
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