Why can't I add files to my Shared with Me folder?

Why can't I add files to my Shared with Me folder?

The Shared with Me folder in Zoho WorkDrive has all the files and folders shared with you by other users. The actions you can do on these files, including reading, editing, or modifying any of the individual files in this folder, are determined by the permission levels set for each folder (read-only, read/write, or co-owner).

There are some cases where you will not be able to add files to your Shared with Me folder:

  1. When you try to add a file or folder to a shared folder where you don't have the required permission.
  2. If you try to copy-paste or create a file or folder directly into the Shared with Me folder from your system or from the WorkDrive sync folder

For WorkDrive TrueSync:

When you install Zoho WorkDrive TrueSync on your desktop, all the files and folders in your Zoho WorkDrive account will be made available in the virtual drive. All the files and folders that have been shared with you can be found in WorkDrive TrueSync > Shared with Me.


If you try to create or copy a new file into the Shared with Me folder you’ll be shown this message: You need permission to perform this action.


If you try to create a new folder within the Shared with Me folder, you’ll be shown this message: The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have the necessary permission.

If you try to copy any file or folder into the Shared with Me folder, you’ll be shown this message: Items can’t be copied to “Shared with Me” because you don’t have permission to read them.

For WorkDrive Sync:

On installing WorkDrive Sync, your shared files and folders will be synced by default. If you selectively sync your files, the unchecked folders won’t be added.

  1. You need to at least have Edit permission to add a file or folder to a shared folder inside Shared with Me.
  2. Users are not allowed to add a file or folder directly to the Shared with Me root folder.

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