Teams - Files app to find files in Teams chat, channels, downloads, and OneDrive

Posted on:  01/17/2022
Teams - Files app to find files in Teams chat, channels, downloads, and OneDrive

Microsoft Teams handles multiple file types. The files can be located in multiple locations. Chats, Channels, Meetings, and Channel Tabs. The "Files" app in Teams is located on the Navigation Bar, also known as the Sidebar.

 

Teams - Files App

Teams - Files app

The Files App is an easy way to manage and find files in Teams. The Files App contain 4 different views:

  1. Recent
  2. Microsoft Teams
  3. Downloads
  4. OneDrive

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Under the Files app is four items:

  • Recent Files - files you have viewed or edited
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  • Downloads - files you have downloaded
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Files app - four items

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