My poor colleague. She’s an organizing freak and spent way too many hours clicking away inside the Teams app rearranging all the files into folders. Then I showed her that she can Sync the Teams folder onto her Hard Drive (giving her offline-access anytime!) and use the drag&drop of regular Windows Explorer to keep things organized.
Head over to Teams and go into the Channel that holds your Files, then click on the Files tab. Highlighting does not show on the app; that’s me using Windows10 Snip.
You’ll notice that there’s a SYNC option … when you click on that you will get a pop-up letting you know that the syncing will start. You can choose to sync everything within that Teams Channel or only select particular folders. This can be handy if you want to avoid download all those old video files, say, but always have the textbook and last year’s files available even if you’re at the cottage without internet.
This creates a whole new SECTION within your Windows Explorer — like it’s a complete different source — and its given the name of the domain your School (or Company) uses. Then, it lists all the Teams Channels that you are syncing:
As you can see, I have a number of different Teams Channels synced — notice how different Channels within the same Team show up as separate folders (this is a good thing!)
Now, you can treat this folder like any other folder on your hard drive… you can rename, copy/paste, drag, drop, new sub-folder, etc using your mouse and avoid the click-and-click of Teams.
Fair warning… at some point you will accidentally drop a whole new folder by mistake, or, drag out a whole folder that someone else wants. It’ll happen. Be careful.