Adding a Team's file share in windows explorer
Posted by Jorge Rodriguez on June 09, 2022 09:48 AM

If you have a Team in Microsoft Teams that has a file share on it, you might want to synchronize that files section from the team to your computer so you can access it through windows explorer.

This article will assume that you already have Microsoft Teams and OneDrive installed on your computer and configured with your NSU account to automatically log into these apps when you log into windows. If you don't have that in place please let us know and we will help.

Now, in Microsoft Teams.. go to the "Teams" tab on the left. 

Then click on the Team that has the file share you want to sync, to show the list of channels that Team has and select the channel that has the files. (In the picture example the files are on the General channel)

Now that you are the channel, in the upper part(header) of the channel you will see some tabs, click on the one that says Files

In there you should see the files you want to sync and there should be a button that says Sync 

You will need to click on that Sync button and it will show a couple of windows one from Teams showing the following:

And also a OneDrive notification explaining that it is syncying to your computer

If you see that notification, that means that the sync worked. To see your files now go to your windows explorer, and on the left section you should see a folder with the name of "Northwestern State University" click on it..

When you click on it, it will expand and show you all the shares you have synced, currently we are focusing on the "SampleTeam - File Share" from the example.

It will say the name of the Team and the name of the Channel you are synchronizing. When you click on it, you will see the files on that Team Channel.

And thats it! You are now in sync between your local computer and the files on a Team.

Let us know if you have issues when going through this guide.

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