Add shared folders to OneDrive

When someone shares a folder and gives you edit permissions to it, adding the shared folder to your own OneDrive makes it easier to edit and work with the folder and its contents.

Add a shared folder to your OneDrive

Sign in to OneDrive on your browser.  (Creating shortcuts in your OneDrive is only available in the web version)

Note: After creating the shortcut, it will be available online as well as on your computer.

In the OneDrive navigation pane, under OneDrive, click Shared. Files and folders that you can add to your OneDrive are marked Shared with you.

In OneDrive, select the folder that you would like to have a shortcut for and then click Add shortcut to My files.

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

1. You've already added the folder to your OneDrive, or you have more than one folder selected. (If a SharePoint library is already synced and add a shortcut to folder within you may experience issues with the shortcut appearing online but not in OneDrive on your computer)

2. 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.)