OneDrive can now sync Shared Folders

OneDrive can now sync Shared Folders

Omar Shahine, the Group Program Manager for OneDrive, has just taken to Twitter to let OneDrive users know that a highly desired feature has been added to the cloud storage service.

Sorry - but it is not Placeholders - it is Shared Folder Sync.

He made the announcement on the OneDrive Uservoice site and shared some details of how the feature will work.

"We have a new action on OneDrive, called “Add to my OneDrive.” Whenever you are using OneDrive on the web, or through the mobile app, you’ll see this when you are browsing content that others have shared with you. Clicking “Add to my OneDrive” will add that folder to your OneDrive. From then on, whenever you browse your OneDrive, you’ll be able to see any of the shared folders you’ve added. And on the sync client, when you select what folders to sync, you’ll see all the shared folders you’ve added. Select the shared folder(s) you want and they’ll immediately begin syncing to your PC or Mac."

​This is just beginning to roll out so timing will vary on who gets it and when but it is on its way. 

Shared Folder Sync will be available on systems running Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and MacOS.  According to Shahine it will not work on Windows 8.1 and folks on that OS will need to upgrade to Windows 10 to enjoy it.

Last caveat is that you must be listed as an editor on a folder in order for it to work with Shared Folder Sync.

For me that kind of puts a damper on the feature as there are some usage scenarios where I would like to share a folder but not necessarily grant someone editor level rights.

But, wait...there's probably more so be sure to follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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