"Shared with Me" Organization in OneDrive
Please allow users to add folders to and organize their "Shared with Me" section of OneDrive.
It would also be nice to allow users to move items from "Shared with Me" into "Files" so they can be organized with the files they have created. I can appreciate the syncing issues this would create, but it would save a lot of unnecessary searching through unorganized documents.
The only workaround I've been able to figure out is to create shortcuts with the shared file URL. Not the most efficient workaround but it works when you have hundreds of shared files you need to keep organized. One huge list in "Shared with me" with some basic filtering just doesn't cut it.
Google Drive definitely outshines MS with this functionality. I feel like I'm stepping back 20 years!
I thought I was crazy... how is possible we can't organized shared files in One Drive in 2020?? Its a mess
look at the dates on these posts. It's the same thing over and over again with MS, they just cant compete.
Henrik Søllner commented
I can only add to the choir of frustrated voices!
In 2020, where sharing of files has been going on for more than a decade, the huge software giant Microsoft has still not figured out how to do this! It must be embarrassing.
Works a bliss on Google, but totally missing here! I was looking for a way to organize files shared with me and found - to my profound frustration - this! I am not impressed, Microsoft!
Please start work on improving on such an obvious drawback in your file sharing system!
Yes! How has this not been implemented yet!!! We've made the move from G-suites for non-profits and this is A HUGE STEP BACKWARD! So frustrating to try to organize files and be working on the same documents. Google had nailed this element and I miss it! Can we get any response on IF this is being worked on and WHEN it might become available to users?
Up-vote one billion times.
This is a feature that I think would be very good, and is already a part of both Dropbox and Google Drive. C
Shared folders need to be able to be moved and organized anywhere on our Onedrive and still retain the shared link functionality. This function need to be made available. Typical Microsoft, day late dollar short. Dropbox and google have this function available.
Bump this - any file shared with my, I should be able to organize it to whatever folder at my OneDrive. At the end the file is anyway a pointer (link) to the actual cloud file, why not be able to move this shared link to anywhere we want.
Alan Cheung commented
Being able to move my 70+ student shared documents to my One Drive would be a blessing. I would be able to organise them by class and assignments. The other blessing would be to see live changes as the student works, and for me to add comments immediately. You cannot do this if I make a copy of the document to place into my folders. I find it crazy that I have to go to my 'shared with me' folder and search through hundreds of documents from all my students/assignments. You may not want to hear this, but Google allows for this option and is much more teacher/student friendly in staying organised.
Hard to believe this still isn't implemented. The Shared With Me section of OneDrive is a mess and allowing users to organize it how they want it to look while it still retains the original owner and permissions would help immensely.
Agreed. We're moving away from Google Drive to OneDrive, and this is one of the only hangups we have had. I really like how Google's allows you to take a shared file, move it into your own Drive's organization, but it still retains the owner and collaborative aspects.