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.
Thank you for your continued feedback, the team is actively working on this item. We will share an update as soon as one is available.
Djamal Larbani commented
Any update on this issue as some of my colleagues are facing the same issue.
Carmen S. commented
It would be great if a notification can be sent to team members if a change of name or even location of channel is changed.
Per the roadmap, this has been rescheduled for October FY2021 (from September). Hope this is the last punt!
Do you have a time frame for the implementation of this improvement?
It is necessary to rename a channel, we can't always know in advance the direction a project will take.
Brent Lilienthal commented
Like to see this feature fixed. MS should also consider document management features and revision control across multiple channels and folders.
Is this really happening?
"This new release will update the channel rename experience in Teams to simultaneously rename the corresponding folder in SharePoint sites whenever a channel in Teams is renamed. We are taking this step to eliminate the difficulty in tracking, across all Microsoft 365 endpoints, that occurs when a channel in Teams is renamed and the corresponding folder's naming convention is not updated accordingly in SharePoint. This will rollout on Teams desktop and web.
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 72211.
Timing: mid-September through mid-October 2021
Roll-out: tenant level
Control type: admin control
Action: review and assess"
Peter Wangxin commented
It looks like really not an easy job to build something new (Teams) on some legacy (SharePoint)...
Wow - FIVE YEARS since the idea shared and still not implemented….
Isabel Escano commented
is this now added?
I'm seeing a release of September 2021 - 3 weeks away
I don't think they genuinely care about their users. Even employees at Microsoft should be suffering from this. It's sad to see how they neglect their product.
Gustavo Lupatelli commented
Given that this issue dates back to 2017, I am predicting that MS will get this fixed sometime after we colonize Mars......lol
Parminder Singh commented
Come on, fix this asap!
Are you really working on it, if something as easy as naming takes longer than SpaceX to design, build, and launch a new rocket? #MicrosoftInTheDust
I think Amanda's suggestion of a pop-up warning is excellent.
I'd like her other suggestion to disable the ability to rename Teams even better (at least for owners & members. If they want a rename, they can request it from the Teams admin).
Also, J_Porter's comment about a dialog to specify the path at the time of renaming.
come on, get this fixed ASAP. It's been 5 YEARS!!!
KD SS commented
PLEASE RESOLVE: When is this set to be fixed. We have private project channels that are renamed due to project sensitivities or departmental clashes and this creates massive confusion where the Channel name doesn't match to the Files (documents) within the Team
The following post is not correct this issue is NOT FIXED and has nothing to do with OneDrive.
I renamed a Team and its channels recently and it cause all sorts of connection issues to sharepoint. My team isn't the most tech savvy and don't like "work arounds" - I had to completely delete the Team and channels in Teams and then all Sharepoint and make sure everyone who had sync'd to sharepoint unsyn'd and deleted off their computers, and start over. It was a nightmare. Can a warning or disclaimer that renaming a Team and/Channel will disconnect Sharepoint - or just disable renaming until it's fixed.
This is insane. I even manually renamed the folder in SharePoint, and then Teams just automatically created a new folder with the old name!!