We have a SharePoint team site and inside MS Teams we can view the General folder as follow:-

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Now inside the sharepoint site I added a new folder named test beside the General folder, as follow:-

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but this new folder did not appear inside Ms Team.. so is there a way to automatically show any folder added to the root of the document library inside MS Teams? If not then can i do it manually? Thanks

  • You can add document library as a separate tab on Teams. that way you can see all folders inside document library. Feb 8, 2021 at 16:23
  • @GaneshSanap can you advice more on this please?>
    – John John
    Feb 8, 2021 at 16:30
  • To add document library as a tab in Teams, check this: Add a SharePoint page, list, or document library as a tab in Teams. let me know if it works for you. Feb 8, 2021 at 16:32
  • @Ganesh Sanap this will add the Document library under the General tab is this correct? while i need the folder to be shown under Software development inside MS Teams
    – John John
    Feb 8, 2021 at 16:37
  • There is no tabs on the Team itself only on the channel, of which you only have General currently. @GaneshSanap is correct, you can either add the library as a separate tab on a channel or alternatively you can just create another channel which will have it's own folder (shown as files on that channel). Feb 8, 2021 at 16:48

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There is no way to automatically show any folder added to Shared Documents libray inside MS Teams.

As a workaround, we could add a new Channel in Microsoft Teams, than the mapped folder will show in SharePoint Shared Documents libray.

More information for your reference:


  • but since in my case i already have the folders created,, so if i add a channel with the same name as the folder then the channel will get mapped to the folder... is this correct?
    – John John
    Feb 9, 2021 at 10:46
  • No, this will occur error, we suggest you add channel with different name or delete existing folder in document library, then add channel with previous name.
    – Julie_MSFT
    Feb 10, 2021 at 4:02
  • no this will not raise any errors i tired it..
    – John John
    Feb 10, 2021 at 10:32
  • So will the old folder be overwrite in SharePoint Shared Documents or create a new folder?
    – Julie_MSFT
    Feb 15, 2021 at 7:40

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