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.
Can someone provide an update how soon this issue can be fixed? There is also similar issue when you change Teams Name then the associated sharepoint url doesn't updates automatically
Matt Crane commented
Finally its on the roadmap to be fixed!!.
I have friends working at MS and when I asked them about this they had the same issues.
If MS is happy for their own employees to deal with this issue we have no hope.
Agreed with other comments that this uservoice is pointless if it is not managed by anyone.
All the features being rolled that no one is asking for, yet basic issues like this are over looked for years.
We need need a better system to ensure features are rolled out after dealing with more issues requests.
Hi, it seems i received a new updated for teams today (20-May-2021). yet this issue remains. I renamed a channel and the above mentioned issue (reported in 2016) still remains. :(
Dayna Elliott commented
The Roadmap indicates that the release is planned for this month (May CY2021)!
Charles Maywood commented
I had a great idea to get my production fully on Teams, but this issue is a nightmare with people complaining about it all the way back to 2017. We are jumping ship. Good luck.
Please raise the priority to the top level. I've been waiting for this fix for 3-4 years :-(
HaHa - What is the point of UserVoice if MS just ignores it. This is so funny. Highlighted May 2017, last update Feb 2020 - So many votes but crickets.
we are still waiting!!
Manuel Geisser commented
We're still waiting. :-(
Hi everyone. I having this problem too, as i can see, there is no medicine to this ? the only way is to delete channel ? and create a new one ?
"Chaos" features built-in when you rename a folder in SharePoint as the folder completely disappears in TEAMS forever.
So this was a known issue in 2016 with a scheduled release May 2021 - well let us see - anything that takes 5 years will be late unless the due date gets changed on a monthly basis. Original post 10 May now mid June........Yes it's late as expected. I wonder if it will be released as a new feature lol.
Oh so very annoying. Why does Teams allow you to CHANGE the channel name if it is going to not change the actual channel in SP? Additionally, I found out this week that if I change the channel name in the SP view (yes, it can be done, but it still doesn't work right) my team is no longer able to see the files within the newly named channel.
Try explaining THAT one to your boss at midnight! :(
my biggest bugbear right now ..... please sort it !!!
@Alex - We need an Update!
Alex, we need an update on this! One year is too long!
Brad Goldman commented
FIXED | Rename a channel in a Teams team and gets updated properly in the corresponding SharePoint folder
Note: if a folder is being synced via OneDrive sync, the new channel/folder name will not yet update through to the synced desktop folder with OneDrive shared folders. It is known and being addressed.
We made the roadmap!
Microsoft Teams: Pairing the channel and the corresponding SharePoint folder name.
When renaming a Teams’ channel, the corresponding SharePoint folder will be renamed and reflect the new name. This will help create consistency across Microsoft 365 endpoints, making it easier on users to find their files from anywhere. This new feature will be available for all Standard and Private channels. For Standard channels – The corresponding folder in SharePoint will be renamed. For Private channels – The corresponding site name and the folder in SharePoint will be renamed. For legacy Teams channels that were renamed prior to this rollout, there will be no change in experience. When a legacy channel is renamed after this release, it will simultaneously rename the corresponding SharePoint folder.
Mark Kashman at Microsoft reported on 4/14 that the fix for this was "beginning to release" but "It is not at complete 100% rollout as of now".
Has anyone been able to see the fix in action in their tenant?
Shane O'Donohoe commented
I wanted to add my voice to this as the lack of compatibility between SharePoint folders and libraries and Teams Channels is not only confusing me, it is making me look bad to my internal clients.
Jason Klare commented
This is quite ridiculous... any update would be appreciated.