Rename of Team Channel doesn't rename associated Sharepoint files Folder
When renaming a Team Channel, the associated Sharepoint folder continues with it's previous name. This could lead to confusion.
We have raised the priority of this work item, and it is currently being worked on. We don’t have any dates to share at this point, but will update when we have new status. Thank you!
Document Libraries connected to Teams need to be as flexible as Doc Libraries tend to be. Just setting channels up for a POC and deciding on changes led me to have to rename, move and delete. An insane way of managing a workspace. Please fix this!
I just have to say that this issue is keeping customers away from you. We tried Office 365 back in January and ultimately gave up at that time because of how confusing this all is. I'd rename a Team, but nothing updates in SharePoint. I figured it's just typical Microsoft, a ton of systems that don't talk to each other where you basically need to be a Microsoft Engineer just to figure it all out, so we stayed with Google. I really didn't want to switch to something where doing something as simple as renaming something meant having to manually rename it EVERYWHERE it appears.
Paul Chapman commented
I agree. It is mayhem for users. Can Alex please update us on where MS is at with this fix.
stéphane Smith commented
This is mayhem for users.
It creates a bad vibe around TEAMS and people will drop out of TEAMS because of these kinda bugs. Not users but Executive will just pull the plug.
Just ran into the same issue and thankfully found this forum on first search. This issue is a PAIN indeed. Working on it since Feb 13 - so many updates released to drive adoption of Teams, and yet no fix for this issue in the past 7 months!
Active User commented
I can see that Alex has been updating the status of multiple topics, but no comments on this one since February. This is a joke. Please respect your customers.
It is very useful to change Teams Cannel name with automatically changing the sharepoint folder name at the same time. Please!!!
Doug Booth commented
We are rolling out Teams to 3 state agencies and even the Microsoft trainers did not know about this issue. Shortly, we are going to have to provide support for people who, because than CAN rename things, WILL, and it will be ugly. Please provide an update on the timeline for resolution of this matter in the roadmap. Thank you.
Still a massive pain, please fix this asap.
Anne Marie Lie commented
This explains it all: https://blogs.perficient.com/2020/02/02/the-pains-of-renaming-channels-in-teams-2/
Raymond Chong commented
I always get confuse on this. My end user keep complaint on me regarding i still see the previous colleague name...this can't be solve? Always need use manual login and logout just will get update?
Maybe we should crowdfund some click farm to generate millions of fake votes so Microsoft can fix this stupid bug.
Half Scheidl commented
Unbelievable. And it is documented! https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/troubleshoot/known-issues/renaming-channel-does-not-rename-folder-sharepoint
Microsoft is likely the most resilient company in making bad user experiences go beyond generations of products, and in stretching "bad design" into completely new products, such as MS Teams. Bugs and horrible software are later described as "by design", the answer that became a joke in the industry.
Here it was the decision to have SharePoint to back up the file storage of teams channels :D How do the developers sleep at night? :D
Any fix for this issue yet
This should be a priority now, Go Microsoft :)
Peggy Boese commented
We really need this as well. In the learning process, we created teams that don't really say what they are and it's been confusing.
Björn Sighvatsson commented
This also applies to the naming of the folders in Windows Explorer in case the SharePoint library has been synced.
Belinda Wakeham commented
Hi - this really needs to be fixed as a priority as it is very confusing when moving between Teams and Sharepoint. Thank you.
Scott B commented
Please raise this to high priority. It's a basic necessity in TEAMS as we all have been saying.