Microsoft Teams: Create a File / Folder Shortcut


How to add a shortcut to a file or folder within Teams or SharePoint?


Shortcuts enable files or folders available in Teams or SharePoint to be listed among your One Drive files and folders displayed in File Explorer or Locations.

Add A Shortcut1

  1. In One Drive, in the navigation pane, select Shared > Shared with me.
  2. Find the folder you want to add and click the circle in the folder's tile to select it.

  3. Select Add shortcut to My files.
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  4. Or you can right-click the folder, and then select Add shortcut to My files.
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Tip: In a shared library in SharePoint or Microsoft Teams, you can select Add shortcut to My files to add a shortcut to the entire library or select the specific folder you want to add, and then select Add shortcut to My files.

Tip to add an entire directory

Important: The Add shortcut to My files option isn't available when:

  • You've already added the folder to your One Drive, or you have more than one folder selected. (You can't add multiple folders at the same time.)
  • The item you're trying to add isn't a folder. (Add shortcut to My files isn't available for individual files or for collections of files such as albums.)
  • If you add a shortcut to a SharePoint folder that you were already syncing, the folder you were syncing will stay where it is in File Explorer, and you won’t see the new shortcut in your OneDrive folder. This is a limitation of the Public Preview which will be addressed by general availability in September 2020.

Example of SharePoint or Teams folder in OneDrive.

OneDrive listing with SharePoint

1Referenced Microsoft article:  Microsoft. (2024, March 19). Add shortcuts to shared folders in OneDrive for work or school. Retrieved from here.

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