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Teams often work with a lot of files. In OneDrive or Files, easily locate your personal files, files shared with you, and ones you downloaded by navigating through Teams' preset categories.

Note: The Files app for Teams is powered by OneDrive and only available for OneDrive Business customers.

Using the OneDrive app in Teams

The OneDrive app in Teams collects all of your files into one easy-to-use location. Select OneDrive  OneDrive icon on the left side of Teams for access to the files you need. 

OneDrive organizes files into several categories for quicker access to the ones you want. The categories are:

  • Home lists all the files you’ve recently viewed or edited.

  • My files lists all the files and folders from your personal OneDrive.

  • Shared shows all the files and folders shared with you and created by you.

  • Favorites shows files you've marked as your favorite files.

  • Recycle bin shows files that you have deleted.

You can browse files based on the People with whom those files are shared, and based on the Meetings in which they've been shared.

Use Quick access to view files related to recent Teams channels or libraries.


To view files in a specific chat or channel, tap Files at the top of the conversation.

To view your recent files, tap More Teams settings and more icon. > Files at the bottom right of the screen.
From there you can also access your cloud storage files.

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