Send a link to a systemfolder (synced OneDrive) to a colleague

Christian Winde Pedersen 1 Reputation point
2022-11-02T14:28:54.583+00:00

Hi

I'm working in a small company. We're using OneDrive Business with a sharepoint on top of it.

The sharepoint folder is synced to each colleagues PC with Windows 10.

I've got a systemfolder named "COMPANY NAME".

When I want to share a path with a colleague, I can send the hyperlink to Sharepoint by browser, but I really would like it to open in Windows File Explorer. Of course I can't sent the entire path, because the username is in it. But, I can open a File Explorer link by pasting "COMPANY NAME\FOLDER NAME" - just not by clicking it.

I've tried creating a symbolic link and a hardlink - neither works.

Is there another way to brute force it?

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  1. Yanli Jiang - MSFT 23,036 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2022-11-03T10:07:54.233+00:00

    Hi @Christian Winde Pedersen ,
    Based on my research, it is currently more recommended that you use sync. For more information, please refer to:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/view-sharepoint-files-in-file-explorer-66b574bb-08b4-46b6-a6a0-435fd98194cc#:~:text=In%20SharePoint%20in%20Microsoft%20365,Internet%20Explorer%2010%20or%2011.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/work-with-synced-files-in-file-explorer-8d9b1c45-4a3f-4fa8-a55b-fd0635e77d4d
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  2. Christian Winde Pedersen 1 Reputation point
    2022-11-15T19:45:23.36+00:00

    I'm sorry, but you never really answered my question.

    We already do sync the OneDrive folder to windows, but sharing a link the way it's supposed to doesn't work.

    Please read the text again. Let me know, if you don't get the question.

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  3. Yanli Jiang - MSFT 23,036 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2022-11-16T09:32:53.537+00:00

    Hi @Christian Winde Pedersen ,
    Your problem is that you have synced to the local file and want to share it with colleagues through file explorer instead of send hyperlink by browser. Am I right? According to my research, your problem has more to do with windows. Because you are using OneDrive for Business, I suggest you do the following:
    select the file to be shared, select Share, select Copy Link, then select Copy.
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    For more information, please refer to:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/how-to-share-files-in-file-explorer-on-windows-dcf7d3dc-40f7-111a-0c9e-a8981c4bbc32#WindowsVersion=Windows_10
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  4. Christian Winde Pedersen 1 Reputation point
    2022-11-21T06:53:19.65+00:00

    You seem to get the issue, but the answer isn't truly what I was looking for.

    Sharing using that link wont sent a link to open in windows explorer - it'll launch your browser... :)

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  5. Yanli Jiang - MSFT 23,036 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2022-11-21T09:45:14.997+00:00

    Hi @Christian Winde Pedersen ,
    Thanks for your response.
    Regarding your requirement, unfortunately, there is currently no way to achieve it.
    Thanks for your understanding and support.