OneDrive folder structure for shared files

Matthias Baetens 30 Reputation points

Hi - I was brought here by the @Office Twitter account.

Is there a way to organise files that are shared with you into a (preferably your own) folder structure? I have been Googling a bit and couldn't find an answer easily (neither could I find it in the options when right-clicking the file). This is definitely possible on Gdrive and I am looking for the same functionality in OneDrive. Thanks!

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  1. Emily Hua-MSFT 27,466 Reputation points

    Hi @Matthias Baetens

    Welcome to Q&A forum ~

    At current time, there are no direct options to meet your needs.

    It's recommended to raise this requirenment to Microsoft Feedback community.

    Based on my tests, if you use "Move to or Copy to" feature to copy shared files to My Files folder, the file won't be a shared file as before.

    But in specific cases: using OneDrive for Business, for shared folders with you from other users, you can create shortcuts to "My files".

    • Go to OneDrive online > Shared > Shared with you > Select the shared folder > Click "Add shortcut to My file".


    • Then you can organize the shortcuts together in one folder manually. Move the shortcuts to one folder, and the folder owner won't be changed.


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  1. Matthias Baetens 30 Reputation points

    This is indeed the answer I found out as well. As this is personal drives, the other suggestion is not an option. A bit disappointing, I hope this feature would get added sooner rather than later! :)

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