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I have an office365 account and utilize the SharePoint team site, most importantly, the Documents. I have downloaded a local copy of this SharePoint site to my computer, and all of the documents also download to my computer as well. I can make a change to the local copy of the office file (i.e. Word), and it will sync up to the server. I can make a change to the server copy of the file (via the office browser app), and it will sync down to my local store. This works nicely. The local documents are stored in: [user]\Workspaces\Office365\Documents\.
The problem is accessing the files in the local store on my computer. This is a bit difficult, and it appears as if there are quite a few restrictions. I have several questions in regard to the local files:
1- Can I change the location where Windows 7 or SharePoint stores these local documents? Can I store these local documents in My Documents?
2- I am unable to attach of these local documents from the local store on my computer ( [user]\Workspaces\Office365\Documents\) to an email. The files do not show up when I go to attach them to the email. Is there a way around this?
Thank you for the update.
I am aware that this can be done, but it does not solve my issue. As an example, what if I want to attach multiple files?
Am I totally unable to use the "attach file" icon in Outlook to attach a file to an email if the file is an a workspace store? This seems totally illogical.
In addition, if I use Windows Explorer to open the folder on my computer where the local files are stored ([user]\Workspaces\Office365\Documents\), I can not copy and paste, nor can I drag the file(s) into the email to be attached.
Do I have something configured wrong, or is this truly a restriction?
Thank you for the follow up.
It does answer my question, the files are restricted.
This brings up another question though. I understand that the user profile is not "actually" on the computer. However, the files/documents are actually on the computer, correct? I know that I can access them. I put a short cut in Documents to the files using ([user]\Workspaces\Office365\Documents\), and I can access the files just fine that way. I can only access these through Windows Explorer though, and not as an attachment in an email as I said earlier.
The question is, are the files actually on my computer, or is my shortcut in Documents just a map to SharePoint site?
Thank you for all of your assistance.