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.
Aaron Hartzler commented
I am commenting merely to reiterate that this bug has the ability to cause confusion among teams users when the channel is renamed but the location of there the files are stored is not.
I'll also note that manually renaming the folder causes Teams to "lose track" of it. Teams then recreates the folder, however the files still remain in the original folder. Therefore, any previously shared files no longer display in Teams.
Please fix this as soon as possible.
Lior Arviv commented
The issue these not related to site collection URL at all. While renaming a channel, we would expect to rename the RELATED FOLDER inside the parent Document Library (since the content remains inside the same site collection). I have few customers who asked for that feature.
Jens Beckmann commented
This bug is super annoying and has to be fixed really quick. Because this has a huge impact of the usage of teams in combination with SharePoint.
Magnus Karlsson commented
Hi, We are in the middle of transitioning to O365 and currently aligning business and IT with a teams site. This bug and its following issues impact this setup.
Any update on this issue. Because our organization employee reporting constantly about this issue. Its really annoying to say the same information to end users still Microsoft is working on this..
Ditto, please fix this.
This is a very big pain and an extremely inconvenient. MS Teams should allow changing the URL of the team site.
PLEASE FIX! Any ETA on this? This is a huge issue. I've spent 4+ hours investigating this issue and try to use workarounds to fix before finding this thread.
Tim Jacobs commented
This is a terrible bug that really limits the usefulness of the Teams/Sharepoint integration
This is critical.
If you rename the Team, the SharePoint URL will still be the same. Is it also possible to change that in any way?
Ha this full on breaks the sharepoint side of stuff if you decide to go in and rename the folder on your own. Honestly if you could just let us pick which folder a channel was pointed at that would fix it. Just a simple URL issue when you rename the folder yourself.
Having issues with this myself. I renamed a channel and manually renamed the SharePoint folder. Issue with that is the 'Files' tab is now broken in the channel.
I attempted to manually add it back through a Sharepoint tab, but it only allows me to point to the ENTIRE document library rather than a specific folder. Seems very odd.
This is creating a lot of problems. I now have channels deleted from Teams, and deleted from Sharepoint but Teams won't allow me to create new channels with the same names. As I work to fine-tune the structure of our Team, channel names need to change and the associated File repository needs to change with it, but doesn't, which lead me to delete channels and try to modify sharepoint folders, and well... it's a royal mess at this point. I have no confidence that even re-creating the team space will fix it all. So Microsoft.... you need to fix this.
Chris Aitken commented
This issue has been ongoing since late last year - Can you PLEASE FIX IT.
Brian Spittle commented
Ugh. Just Ugh.
This is a huge PITA and makes things very awkward when relying on Teams as a centralized Sharepoint hub (which I thought was one of the selling points).
Harald Bold commented
This is a major issue. Please fix asap!
Jonathan Dietz commented
The orchestration of renaming components of a Team (like channels) need to be more streamlined. Right now the channel will rename but things like the root folder in the SharePoint Document Library does not change. If you delete the channel and try to re-create it will not let you re-create the same channel name. I assume this is the case because it does not actually delete something in the back-end and that holds up the re-create operation. This article has more detail on this.
PPS - Here's the workaround I am trialing. Once I create a channel, I go to the channel's folder in SharePoint and delete it. Then I create a Library with the same name, and in the Channel I create a SharePoint tab for the library. Works great, and enables you to set different metadata for different channels in the SharePoint side of things. If only they would enable us the option of hiding or removing the 'Files' tab in Team Channels!!