Onedrive for Business: Photos Section Absent

I have a personal OneDrive account that shows a "Photos" tab in the left-hand navigation pane; photos that are uploaded there are recognized as photos and show up in a more album-centric manner (and, in fact, offer to generate automatic albums). However, on my OneDrive for Business (Education) account, no such option exists; OneDrive won't recognize folders consisting entirely of photos (JPEGs), and treats them in an old-style Windows XP manner using the browser-based access, forcing one-by-one viewing.

On my personal (free) OneDrive, the options include Photos and PCs (here),

...whereas my paid OneDrive for Business shows only four of these (below):

Does anyone know how to force OneDrive to create/activate a "Photos" section to take advantage of this richer photo viewing/editing experience that is available in the free OneDrive? It's rather pointless for me to share photos in this manner when I could just share a Google Photos album much easier (than Business, that is--the free OneDrive works fine).



Hi Sam,


There is no method to create or activate a “Photos” section in OneDrive for Business as it in OneDrive because OneDrive for Business and OneDrive are different.


OneDrive is a personal cloud place to storing your own personal files while OneDrive for Business brings teams together to collaborate on documents and other things. They have a different view pane for different purposes. You can take a look at OneDrive for Business vs OneDrive – Know the difference to learn more information.


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Last updated February 6, 2021 Views 4,042 Applies to: