Explore the Files list in Teams

Explore the Files list in Teams

Teams often work with a lot of files. The Files list makes it easier to locate the one you need.

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Select Files Files button on the left side of Teams for quick access to all your files, arranged in the following views:

  • Recent lists every file you’ve recently viewed or edited.

    Tip: Another way to view your recent files is to enter /files in the command bar at the top of Teams.

  • Microsoft Teams contains all the documents that were recently created or edited in the channels that appear in your teams list.

  • Downloads shows all the files you've downloaded from Teams. This list is cleared each time you sign out of Teams.

  • Cloud storage shows the cloud storage services you've connected to Teams. Select a service to view your cloud files.

    List of folders and files in OneDrive

    From here, you can delete any personal file you've added to Teams, upload files, and create new files. Files added to cloud storage are private until you share them.

    By default, OneDrive cloud storage will be available. If your IT admin made it possible to add other cloud storage services, you'll see an Add cloud storage button at the bottom of the screen.

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 more icon  and then Files at the bottom right of the screen.
    From there you can also access your cloud storage files.

By default, OneDrive cloud storage will be available. Depending on policies set by your IT admin, you may be able to add other cloud storage services. For information on setting up other cloud storage services, see Add third-party apps to the Files app on iOS.

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 more icon  and then Files at the bottom right of the screen.
    From there you can also access your cloud storage files.

By default, OneDrive cloud storage will be available. Depending on policies set by your IT admin, you may be able to connect other cloud storage services to Teams.

To learn more, see Files in Microsoft Teams.

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