Drag and Drop Folders to SharePoint
SharePoint supports dragging files from your desktop into a SharePoint document library, but as soon as you want to drag in a folder containing multiple files/sub-folders this is not supported. You have to recreate the folders manually in document library and then drag in files separately, this consumes a lot of time.
This works in Chrome and Edge now.
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It only works when you are on the document library page. But when you try to drag & drop on to webApp (for instance on the home page) it doesn't work.
Project Engineer commented
I have SP 365. Cant drag and drop with chrome or IE. wonder how Mozilla stacks up. Sharepoint you definitely make my work life harder :(
WOW. A feature that works in Edge and Chrome but not IE :slow clap:
Every client I've migrated to SharePoint Online I've told to use IE and only IE since your own documentation says Edge isn't fully supported with all the SPO feature set. Now I'm stuck with telling my users to use one browser for certain features and another browser for the others?
Samantha Allen commented
Dragging & dropping folders to OneDrive in Edge doesn't work at all for me.
In FireFox it creates the folder, but none of the content.
Common guys, it's been years since you were first asked to implement Folder&Contents darg n drop functionality, it's a critical issue for a lot of business users.
Mike Malone commented
I just tried this in Chrome on a Win 8.1 PC and got the message "We can't upload folders or empty files." The screen changes and says "Drop here" and then I get the error message.
Paul de Jong | SLIM Applications commented
Strategic direction: this should be embedded into the OOTB product
Tactical step: use Windows Explorer or a 3rd party tool (e.g. SLIM Companion).
So migrated to sharepoint , from terminal server, only to find out that when i have to copy over my old data (almost 70 gb).Sharepoint cant handle a simple command like drag drop a folder.
Why on earth can it be done simple.
I moved everything to skydrive pro that can handle this very simple task.
Buisness is not up and running since i properly have to create 5000 + folders.
ick. I'm firmly in the avoid folders camp.
If you are working on this, you need to link it up with the ability to set metadata from windows explorer. Commit to the metadata! :P
Aaron Marks commented
Aaron Marks commented
This should also be merged in with the other ideas regarding moving files. This whole process should be seamless. There should also be limits on how much certain people can move or at least the ability to report on too much being moved. Links would also need to be location agnostic for this to work.