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.
Honestly, this is something that should have been fixed during the preview. It is extremely hard to adopt O365 tools and keep users from being discouraged when these types of things crop up. We still can't move channel conversations, so our only option is to tell the users that a rename means the entire channel gets deleted and recreated.
Johan Bennink commented
It is also not possible to manually rename the sharepoint folder as Teams somewhere retains the original name
Emma Jones commented
This also impacts the OneNote sections. I see Microsoft have suggested voting on the SharePoint fix, but what about the same issue with the Notebook associated with the renamed Channel?
Ability to update the link (URL?) to Sharepoint folder that Files tab points to.
Instead of waiting the improvement from Sharepoint team, I'd like to update it from Teams.
When I change the Channel name, associated folder name isn't changed as it's already at https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16934143-rename-of-team-channel-doesn-t-rename-associated-s
I expected Team would be pointing the right folder once I would change the name on Sharepoint, but the truth is not. Files tab keeps pointing orginal name and Teams (or Sharepoint) even creates new folder with old name.
I have done that Warren.
I have noticed, however, too, if someone changes the name of the SP folder and the name of the Channel (which is the current manual way in which we can try to keep these in sync, if someone edits a message with a file or edits the file in TEAMS, a new folder is created in SP with the old, original name of the Chanel. And, also, if a file is attached in a message in a channel after which the Channel and/or SP folder name is changed, the link to the file in the message not longer works---dead link. :( Need to sew up some of these things if you're going to allow content to be moved, one way or the other, from one channel to another and or the ability to update channel/folder names. The ability to make these kinds of changes is essential so.... :)
Jacky L. commented
Marius Pretorius commented
Sorry, now that I try it, it doesn't seem to work. I was sure I had nailed it!
Marius Pretorius commented
Ok, I found a workaround. Deleting the folder associated with a channel will cause Teams to recreate the folder, using the current channel name. Eureka!
Noah Souza commented
I think there's a strong case to be made for switching from folders to a unique document library for each Teams channel. Sync would be easier and if channel level permissions are actually in the pipeline it seems like a more natural fit.
David Workman commented
Any update? Being able to change a Teams channel name without breaking the link to it's Sharepoint folder is a must need for us.
Any update on the progress of this issue?
Discovered this issue today after renaming a channel a couple of weeks ago. It is extremely annoying!!! Only way to fix immediately is delete the channel and start over, but then we lose the conversations, which we do not want to do. Is there a way to move the Conversations?
Channels and sharepoint folders have to be aware. If you create a sharepoint folder in the documents library then go to teams later and create a channel with the same name it doesnt give you the existing folder it gives you the name with a number after it. You shouldnt be able to create a channel name if an existing folder exists. It should ask if you are trying to create something different or want the existing folder and if you dont then you should have to use a different name for the channel.
Leif Eric Fredheim commented
This issue is extremely annoying and it would be great if it could get fixed soon.
Are there any newer updates on this? Renaming folders from the MS Teams SharePoint site appears to break MS Teams' ability to access the folder as well.
This is a huge deal for us.
David Krings commented
I can't even rename a channel. The command to edit a channel is not present in the context menu. Is this a permissions issue or did that entire feature get removed?
It is a mess when somebody try to rename a channel or erase some of the existent ones.
This has generated a lot of confusion in my organization and it is being a big push back for the use of Ms Teams.
Please solve it.
Ronald Bosch commented
Not changing the Sharepoint name is actually quite usefull. Sharepoint doesn't handle the use of the '&' sign in the name well - it breaks the synchronisation feature.
Working at an Engineering & Maintenance department we like to start names with E&M. This can now be done by renaming after the Sharepoint creation.