I agree with the others that this is counter intuitive. Knowing the technical background I understand why it's so, but users are confused by this. They create a folder structure in the SharePoint Documents library and when viewing things from the Files tab, the structure is gone and they see the documents in a flat view. To users, this comes across as "they deleted my structure!".
1,699 votesworking on it · AdminBarbara Feldon (Office 365 Customer Experience, Microsoft Office 365) responded
(Update from Office engineering) Thank you for voting, we appreciate your feedback. User Voice is an important input we are considering when establishing the product road map. In general, when providing feedback specific for Excel Online, I would recommend using Excel Online UserVoice, where you’ll find the specific feature granularity.
I would like to use the opportunity to provide update on progress:
What is already available in production?
• Find dialog remain open when find item for find next.
• replace dialog
• Ability to Freeze Panes
Please give it a try, we are looking forward to your feedback.What is high on our backlog – Impacted by User Voice voting – Keep voting
• Custom Sort
• Enable reference to a cell in another sheet by click (In Vlookup as well)
• Enhanced Print
• Pivot table
+1 for printing... should we create separate uservoice requests for these items? Seems difficult to track now.
We’re considering how this could be implemented across the group identity.