Add ability to map SharePoint drive and KEEP it alive
Currently, there are a few things you have to do in order to even map a SharePoint drive. But in order to KEEP it alive, you have to sign into your SharePoint site, navigate to your document library, click the library ribbon at the top, and click "Open with Explorer". So, you have to do that every day or two in order to keep the token alive.
I would like MS to do one of two things. Either add the ability to ACCESS, not SYNC only, within OneDrive for Business app or create a different way to connect to a SharePoint drive within Windows Explorer that can easily keep the token alive and can easily RECONNECT if the token dies. The "access denied" error isn't very user friendly - and doesn't tell them how to fix it.
Sync free access to sharepoint (and onedrive) non MS-Office applications would be nice. Just save and open Images, Files.. without syncing the whole stuff.
Zee Drive will map network drives to SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business and ensure the drives remain permanently mapped. Zee Drive provides additional features such as fast indexed file searches, file version history management and sharing all from the File Explorer context menu.
You can download a free trial of Zee Drive from here http://www.thinkscape.com/Map-Network-Drives-To-Office-365-OneDrive/
Disclosure: I work for the company that develops Zee Drive
It is mind-boggling that Microsoft is unable to offer a similar feature to how Microsoft Office keeps a permanent login to SharePoint and OneDrive files, and allow users to easily map drives to SharePoint and OneDrive. It is the #1 thing they could do to cause file migrations to O365 to explode. For now, we have to rely on 3rd party scripts like OneDriveMapper.
Can anyone figure out how to automate logging into the web interface and clicking "View in File Explorer" via vbscript or something? I really need to automate this.
Agreed! We use some third party software that will only see mapped drives. In lieu of syncing the entirety of a users OneDrive, we tend to map the drive to allow access. Echoing the comments here, you have to navigate to the location every day of so and "Open with Explorer" to enable its use. This is very unhandy, and now with the newest update to OneDrive, the option to show ribbon is gone, and we constantly have to switch back to Classic View to accomplish this task.
Agree - I do not want to sync a massive sharepoint library on onedrive, especially on my surface. Allow me to access it through onedrive but opt not to sync it. if i'm not on line, rarely, so be it.
I wholeheartedly concur. The clients I have using Office365 have come from using MS Server and are used to opening and using files with Explorer. The Sharepoint interface is universally seen as very clumsy and a step backwards if all you want to do is access files.