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.
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Hello, we are now into September and cannot believe this is happening. I have to recreate my team and channels. I work in IT and if products took nearly one year to roll out the bug fix I would be fired.
Paul Marijnissen commented
Any progress on this? @alex? A teams channel-renaming doesn't change the file-folder-name. This is still very confusing!
Is there an update on this? The last update was 12 Dec 2018.
Can microsoft provided a workaround solution or a script for admins to help users?
Patrick Mahon commented
I discovered this issue a year ago. I freaked out because I thought there had been a mass deletion.
Really disappointed there has been no update since then.
PIa Hyttinen commented
Please correct this really annoying functionality. Renaming is the must. When you start creating something for the first time in the Teams, you are not always so confirm that what will be the final and by the end the needed name.
David Bigness commented
Do we have an update on this item? It's been 9 months.
How many people have to ask for something before they fix a bug?
Jeff Layton commented
Just a head sup for any following this post, if you do the name change in Sharepoint first, then in Teams they will match up correctly.
Johan Bennink commented
This still exists. I wonder if it is the Teams team that should fix it since After renaming the channel Teams is still using the old name for the sharepoint library. This feels like Teams is storing a name and not a folder guid to reference the folder and there is no documented way to change this reference. It should be stored somewhere in the channel definition of Teams !
I ran into this bug with a channel today. A user thought all of the data was lost. Luckily I found the data and was able to recover it. So a resolution to this issue very soon would be very beneficial. I don't want to have to explain to my CIO why data was lost.
we're beginning to use Teams and found this issue while setting up the channels and files. So confusing and has caused havoc already. Need this fixed asap!
Heidi Holappa commented
So the ETA is after holidays, but which holidays and in which year? Please clarify, Microsoft. :)
The last Microsoft response was 9 months ago. Can Microsoft provide an update?
Lisa Richards commented
We have new users to Teams and Sharepoint and this issue has potential to cause significant confusion among user groups (who may be working in different permissions levels across their Teams and SharePoint sites).
Can we have an update on when this will be fixed please?
August 28, 2019
Didn't expect to find so much trouble when renaming files in SharePoint to match the names in Teams. Had the intention of having our team's SharePoint files match or mirror the order in which we set up channels in MS Teams. The file names were not matching in Teams and SharePoint, which thought was odd. We had files set up in MS Teams preceded by numbers as show below:
The files in SharePoint were being automatically generated after we created files in MS Teams, but the numbers were not showing up. Consequently, I opened SharePoint, and renamed the files, and after doing this - I was unable to locate our files stored in Teams. From searching online I found out that there are issues when you rename a file in SharePoint.
What a poorly developed application. Being able to change names should be one of the basic components of any application. This tool is supposed to be used for teams who collaborate together and changing names would of critical.
I had to go back into SharePoint and remove the number of front of the folder name, and then the files reappeared in 'Files' tab in MS Teams, but this is complete non-sense.
Microsoft didn't announce this issue on their own, it was pointed out to them, and it looks like it's still unresolved 2 years later... I'm sorry I asked my team for us to use 'MS Teams.' It has taken lots of time to get this corrected, it's unacceptable.
This isn't fixed already!!!!!
Salamander Calamander commented
Renaming a channel name in teams causes the files in that channel to disappear. How can this major bug be going on for over two years?
Travis Steele commented
When seen on the Sharepoint uservoice for this issue, Microsoft replied in May saying they are still working on the issue with MS Teams and have no ETA yet. Not that it's a great update, being from May, but it's an update nonetheless. You can view it here:
Either this is a really long 'holiday' or you are just bad at your job. We are paying huge sums of money for the services that Microsoft is providing us, and if there is such a big BUG in Microsoft Teams / Sharepoint, either it should be resolved at the earliest (again because we are paying! as it's NOT a free tool) and if it is not at all resolved the customer should be paid back a part of the chunk of money charged by Microsoft. This is extremely annoying behaviour from Microsoft specially since this has been an ongoing annoyance for YEARS now! PATHETIC!