Sharepoint Integration

I would like to know how to integrate the Windows 8/8.1 standard "explorer" experience for sharepoint into DO. In the base file explorer SharePoint and Skydrive are listed as base "favorites" objects, similar to the way "desktop" and "downloads" are. From the very root of the file explorer I can just click on "sharepoint" and be brought to my sharepoint sync folders (i can provide a screen shot if necessary).

I work in Sharepoint quite a lot and I would very much like this same experience in DO. I DO NOT want to have to dig into a DO favorites folder first, but rather have them displayed at the root.

If this is really about how Favorites are displayed in the tree and not specific to Sharepoint, we don't currently have an option for displaying favorites right at the top of the tree like Explorer does.

But it's often better to create toolbar buttons or hotkeys for folders you go to a lot, since then the button is always there and in the same place regardless of where the tree is scrolled to. If you want to do that, go into Settings -> Customize Toolbars mode and drag the folder(s) you want to make buttons for to your toolbar.

I'm not sure if this thread is dead, but I do have an issue with a SharePoint "link". In Explorer, there's an option in Map network drive to "Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures". I did this for one of my team SharePoint sites and it appears in Explorer under This PC. However, when DOpus is launched, I don't see the SharePoint drive. As a work around, I followed your instructions within this thread about customizing the toolbar to add a button by dragging and dropping the folder. Button works great!

In any case, would you be able to look into or explain why the SharePoint folder is not appearing under This PC in DOpus?

BTW: Love the software! Also, I'm running Windows 8 / 8.1 64-bit.

If you turn off Preferences / Folders / Virtual Folders / Native display of 'Computer' does it appear then?


With that option off, Opus delegates display of the Computer / This PC folder to Explorer, so it should show exactly what Explorer shows unless something is hiding or blocking it in some way.

(e.g. Firewall, or something implemented via a shell extension that checks which process it is in. In the latter case, you normally won't see the missing items in the File Open dialogs of other programs either, e.g. Notepad, which indicates they are being hidden from everything but Explorer itself.)

I've checked other programs using File Open (Notpad++, PaintShop Pro, Adobe, etc.) and I can see the SharePoint network drive. In my original description I forgot to note that the "mapped" SharePoint drive does appear on the right hand side of DOpus, but it does not appear in the folder tree on the left.

More information: The SharePoint folder appears as a "Folder Shortcut" on the right hand panel. If I click to open, the folder then will appear in the folder tree on the left hand panel.