Microsoft’s new feature makes It Easier to access OneDrive shared folders

According tomedia reports, Microsoft is developing a new feature that will allow users to add shortcuts to shared folders for work or school in OneDrive. This is done to make it easier for users to find shared files that they are currently using. When someone shares a folder in Microsoft OneDrive, SharePoint, or Teams, you can add a shortcut to a shared folder in OneDrive to easily find and work with files.

这些快捷键会出现在OneDrive网站、Windows文件管理器、Mac Finder、Teams和OneDrive移动应用中。

So how do you use this feature? Here’s how:

Select Shared with me in oneDrive’s navigation pane

Find the folder you want to add, and then click the circle in the folder name to select it;

Select Add shortcut to My files (add shortcuts to my files). Or if you like you can right-click the folder and then select Add shortcut to My files.

Microsoft's new feature makes It Easier to access OneDrive shared folders

Users in a shared library in SharePoint or Microsoft team can choose Add shortcut to My files to add shortcuts to the entire library, or select a specific folder to add and then select Add shortcut to My files.

Microsoft's new feature makes It Easier to access OneDrive shared folders

However, the Add shortcut to My files feature cannot be used if:

The user has added folders to OneDrive or selected multiple folders (i.e. you cannot add multiple folders at the same time);

The item that the user is adding is not a folder. (Add shortcut to My files does not apply to individual files or file sets such as albums);

If a user adds a shortcut to the already synchronized SharePoint folder, the folder they are syncing will remain in the file manager but will not see the new shortcut in the OneDrive folder. This is a limitation of the Public Preview release, which will be addressed when it is fully released in September 2020.

It is reported that the Add shortcut to My files feature will be launched in July in the Public Preview version (public preview) and will be launched worldwide by the end of September 2020.