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Shortcuts Alias to file or folder locations in a different location folder

Shortcuts Alias to file or folder locations in a different location folder

Hello,

We frequently have documents that are used by multiple groups. Because the groups generally stay in their group folders they often don't think to look for files and folders outside their group folder. For documents that apply to multiple groups it would be fantastic if we could create a shortcut in one folder that would point to files or folders in another location, similar to Windows and Mac shortcut or alias files.

I would imagine this function being added to the move/copy command, adding an option to create and alias in the new location instead of the move or copy.

Thanks!

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Any further updates regarding this?

Our organization would desparately like this feature as well - creating shortcuts within the Windows drive doesn't always work when viewed from another computer so a solution via the WebUI would greatly be appreciated!

Thanks!

Vigilante

Hello @GregNeustaetter

This feature request thread is approaching 9 years in the making.  It is ranked #2 in Top Ideas and references industry standard functionality that is clearly missing from Egnyte's product feature set.

As Egnyte's representative, your last real comments on the subject matter are almost 2 years old.

An informative progress update other than a status flag of "Considering" is really warranted here.

Please be respectful of your paying customers who have a need to know if Egnyte is taking this sorely needed feature request seriously or not.

Thank you.

Vigilante

Hello,

I would like to share an idea implemented by other cloud solutions (Autodesk BIM360 Docs) that is kind of related to the shortcut alias.  Instead of creating alias to files or folders, an another approach might be to create sets of thoses files and/folders. Then the user can access those files located "physically" in differents folders using the labelled sets as a filter. So, in the left panel of Egnyte Web UI, you would have the choice to display your files through the folders structure or through all the sets. The sets permissions might be setup in a similar way than for the folders.

This approach allows keeping internal enterprise folders structure but in the meantime to share SOME files located in those folders with specific users (external partners for example).

As for now, we have to create a dedicated space (folder) to collaborate with them. But as Alias functionality doesn't exist yet, it's very tricky to share SOME files from the internal enterprise folders but not in the collaborative space. Either we might move them to the collaborative space but then we lose the folders structure and it rapidelly become a mess for the internal company workers. Either we share a link to those files but then the external users don't have all "their" files in a central place : some files are located in the collaborative space and the others are only available via email links.

 

Thanks.