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MC380944: Feature Update: Rename Add to OneDrive Shortcuts in OneDrive Web

Updated May 19, 2022: We have updated the message with additional content for clarity.

We’ve added the ability to rename shortcuts you’ve added using the “Add to OneDrive” feature within OneDrive web. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93279.

We’ve added the ability to rename shortcuts you’ve added using the “Add to OneDrive” feature within OneDrive web.

MC380944: Feature Update: Rename Add to OneDrive Shortcuts in OneDrive Web

When this will happen

  • Targeted release: beginning in early June expect to complete by mid-June.
  • Standard/GCC/GCC-High/DoD release: beginning in early June expect to complete by mid-June.

How this will affect your organization

End users will be able to rename a shortcut within their OneDrive. An end user can rename the shortcut by selecting the shortcut and clicking the “Rename” command in the command bar or the context menu. When they rename the shortcut, the name change will be only reflected for the shortcut as opposed to at the shortcut’s source. The shortcut’s new name will be updated across all endpoints and products where the shortcut is shown.

Below is an image of the experience when renaming a shortcut in OneDrive:

Experience when renaming a shortcut in OneDrive

This change applies to folder shortcuts which have been added using the “Add to OneDrive” feature as opposed to Windows shortcuts. These folder shortcuts can be differentiated by the folder icon and the owner information visible in the Sharing column.

An example of a folder shortcut is shown below:

An example of a folder shortcut is shown below.

What you need to do to prepare

You may consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate.

Message ID: MC380944
Published: 16 May 2022
Updated: 19 May 2022

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