Dropping files directly into the 'Files' tab

Why do files need to be attached to a task or conversation? I definitely do use files that way, but there are some files that aren’t attached to a particular task or conversation, they are simply a part of the project. It would be nice to be able to upload or link to a file right in the Files section of a project, without having to create a task or conversation first. Has anyone else seen the need for this?


@wisr_lindsey this is a great suggestion and something I’ve heard from a few teams. Usually, I’ll see teams create a “Files” task in the project as a catch-all for any of the non-task-specific documents that want to include.

That being said, I love your suggestion of having another area in the project to put these. Would you mind expanding on a few examples of files you would like to include like this in projects. And how often or how many files would you like to include?

I use the Files Task or Permanent File whatever you want to name it. I will forward a file and then drag it as a subtask into the Permanent File task. You then can name the subtask to get a better feel of what it is. Having said that I have posted quite a bit on the need for major improvements in the whole file system, ie, views and sorts of the File View and the ability to drag and drop a file between tasks including tasks in other Projects in other Teams

I want this too, @Marie is it possible to turn it into a feaure request since it has been started as one so we can vote on it?

There are a lot of files linked to a project, that are not actually tasks. Some kind of project repository for files will be extremely usefil.

Currently we always create a section “Resources” an in that section as tasks we list all files and documents and attach them. This is quite useful, but makes Dashboards and reporting useless since those tasks show as incomplete and skew the results.

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Of course @IvanStaykov, I’ve gone ahead and moved this thread to our #productfeedback category!

Thank you! :pray: