Favorite locations

Favorite locations

  • You can add your favorite SharePoint locations, lists, Teams and channels to your favorites list, making it easy to navigate to them.
  • When a social server is configured, harmon.ie automatically tries to add more SharePoint locations to your favorites list.
  • When you often navigate to a SharePoint location, harmon.ie suggests adding it to the favorites list.
  • Locate your favorites locations from All Locations > Favorites, or from the Favorites icon (The Favorites icon).
  • When you add a location to the favorites, you can also save the location offline.
  • The yellow star in the sidebar’s status pane indicates that the current location is in your favorites list; a white star indicates that it is not. Click the star button in the status pane to add or remove a location from the favorites list.
    The sidebar status pane indicates if the current location is in your Favorites list.
  • harmon.ie adds your favorite locations to Office Open / Save As dialogs. You can find your favorites under Browse > Microsoft Word > harmon.ie favorites.

What SharePoint locations can be added to the favorites list?

You can add these types of locations to the favorites list:

  • Sites
  • Document libraries
  • Folders
  • Teams
  • Channels
  • Groups
  • Lists (Items, Tasks, Contacts, Issues, Announcements, Links)
  • A selected view of a SharePoint location/list.
  • A location/list filtered by tags.

To add a location to your favorites list:

  1. Navigate to the location you want to save in the Favorites list.
  2. Click the arrow next to the Favorites icon (The Favorites icon) and select Add to Favorites.
    The Favorites menu.
  3. In the Add Favorite dialog, enter a Name for the new favorite location, or accept the breadcrumbs as the name.
  4. Optionally (for document libraries, lists and folders only):
    1. Check Follow library/folder/list updates to receive updates on changes made in this location, i.e. documents/items were added or changed.
    2. Check Follow subfolders to receive updates on subfolders as well.
    3. Check Make this favorite available offline to save this location to your computer for offline access. This option launches the OneDrive for Business sync client, which prompts you to sync the library. Click Sync Now. This option is available for document libraries. If selected for a folder, the whole document library is synchronized.
    4. Check Connect favorite to this Outlook folder to create an Outlook folder that its contents are uploaded to this favorite location. Optionally, edit the name of this Outlook folder.
    5. Click OK.

As an alternative, click the white star in the status pane, to add the location to the favorites list.

Click the star icon in the status pane to add/remove the current location to/from your Favorites list.

Note: harmon.ie tries to help you navigate to frequently-visited locations by suggesting to add them to the favorites list.

To add a Team or channel to your favorites list:

  1. Navigate to the Team or channel you want to save in the Teams and Groups list.
  2. Right-click the Team or channel name and select Add to Favorites.

To remove a Team or channel from your favorites list:

Right-click the Team or channel name and select Remove from Favorites.

What other SharePoint locations are added to your favorites list?

Apart of the locations you add to the favorites list, when a social server is configured, harmon.ie automatically tries to add more document libraries to your favorites list:

  • When working with SharePoint 2013 or later, harmon.ie adds the OneDrive Documents library and the Shared with Everyone folder to your favorites list.
  • harmon.ie adds the document libraries defined via the SharePoint ribbon button Connect to Office to your favorites list.
  • Links defined in the Document Libraries group of My Links are added to your favorites list. You can add other groups using provisioning. To learn more, read Adding My Links to the favorites list.
    Document libraries added to the favorites from My Links are indicated in the favorites list with a special icon (Icon for document libraries added to the favorites from My Links).
    When you first navigate to a favorite location added from My Links, you are prompted to add the location as a harmon.ie favorite. If the site of this location was not registered yet, you are first prompted to add the site.

To navigate to a favorite location:

Select All Locations > Favorites to show all your favorites as a list, then double-click a favorite to navigate to it.

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Click the arrow next to the Favorites icon (The Favorites icon) and select the name of the favorite location you want to navigate to.

To follow / unfollow a favorite location:

  1. Navigate to the favorite location you want to follow / unfollow.
  2. Click the arrow next to the Favorites button and select Follow folder/library/list updates / Unfollow folder/library/list updates.

To edit a favorite location:

  1. Navigate to the favorite location you want to edit.
  2. Click the arrow next to the Favorites button and select Edit Favorite.
  3. Rename the location, or change any of the favorite settings.

To remove a location from your favorites list:

  1. Navigate to the favorite location you want to remove from the favorites list.
  2. Click the arrow next to the Favorites button and select Delete from Favorites.
As an alternative, click the yellow star in the status pane, to remove the location from the favorites list.

Note: When you remove a location from the favorites list, it is being unfollowed; you stop receiving updates of changes in this location.

To organize your favorites list:

Click the arrow next to the Favorites button and select Organize Favorites. The Organize Favorites dialog opens:
The Organize Favorite dialog.

You can perform one of the following actions in the Organize Favorites dialog:

  • Select a favorite location and click Delete, to delete it from the favorites list.
  • Select a favorite location and click Edit, to rename it or change the follow library/folder updates settings.
  • Click a header name to sort the favorites list by that header. Click again to reverse the sort order.
  • Select a favorite location and click the up / down arrows to move it up or down the favorites list.

To share favorites and offline locations between harmon.ie clients:

This feature applies to harmon.ie for Outlook, Enterprise Edition, only. A social server must be configured for this feature to work.

harmon.ie shares your favorite and offline locations with all your harmon.ie clients (mobile and desktop). Favorites and offline locations you add in harmon.ie Mobile, for example, will be shared and automatically added to your harmon.ie in Outlook.

Notes:

  • Document favorites defined in harmon.ie Mobile cannot be shared with desktop clients.
  • Favorite locations of views and tags defined in harmon.ie Email cannot be shared with mobile clients.
  • Offline locations defined in harmon.ie Email are not shared with mobile clients.
  • Favorites sharing can be disabled.