Make rename in Teams reflect name changes in Sharepoint?
When I rename a folder in the Teams app, the underlying folder is not renamed in sharepoint. This is most confusing.
Quick update on this suggestion. We are still working on this with MS Teams. We don’t have an ETA to share still.
Sam Dalzell commented
This has caused absolute havoc for our team, it is so unbelievably confusing -how are we supposed to encourage our company to embrace Teams & SharePoint when it is so difficult to navigate! I hope this is fixed ASAP!
It would be even greater if one could move the linked folder in Sharepoint and it would still point right in Teams
Chris Webb commented
They have that update coming with the file tab replacement that probabaly will fix this cause they are showing also which folders are used as channels inside teams.
Jason Gullion commented
We have end users getting very confused and they are deleting the SharePoint folder with the original Channel name, only to have Teams recreate the folder still with the original Channel name. They don't see why that would ever happen.
Please fix this asap...
When do you think there will be a fix?
Been waiting since the beginning for this fix. It also has an issue where deleting folders in Teams doesn't delete it in SharePoint. Why should a human have to do the clean up?
Crazy this has not been fixed yet!!!
Issue reported on 2016/12/2 8:39:18 AM.
One and half years later, here we are, still voting.
Hi, I have discovered that opening up the Team in SharePoint allows for re-naming. Also waiting 24 hours after setting up a new Team before re-naming it in SharePoint helps (This is true in New Zealand)
Barry Wallace commented
Recently started using MS Teams and just found out about this issue. HOW is this still an issue?? Seems like an easy fix.
What is the difficulty with renaming the group name and file library? And why can not the URL of the command be changed, just like the email address ?!
So... umm... going on near a year now. Any updates?
This is one of those "if you can't get the basics right, why should I trust your system" issues.
Is anyone aware of a work-around (maybe copying an entire team content and pasting to another newly and rightly created location)?
Simply not good enough that you cannot sync changes between Teams and SharePoint.
Floored that this was an issue to begin with. Floored that this issue has not been fixed. The WHOLE point of SharePoint / Teams / OneNote is integration. Is there some fundamental broken structure to the code for this core Microsoft software that is stumping the team? Is the solution so deep within this ecosystem that a fix is too complicated to realize? I thought I had found a fix by going to the Properties within the folder on SharePoint and renaming it there. Seemed to work. The name of the folder was changed under the Team Files tab for the mirror channel name. But alas when I got to work it's still recreating formerly deleted folders in Sharepoint and giving them the old channel name in Teams. This is a really strange issue to get the better of these coders...
Stacey Scarcella commented
You have to be able to rename a Team/Group/Sharepoint site/Document library folder... One change in one place must rename in all locations.
At least let us decide where to redirect the Channel's file tab in order to make it point the right document folder (the one that should be linked to the channel) and not the old one.
PD: I keep deleting the old folder but every time I open the channel's file tab it appear again!!! Annoying!
From my side too, SharePoint Team please fix this as name changes occur frequently!
Geraldine S commented
I think the solution needs to address the link between Teams channel and Sharepoint folder in general. 1) Team & channel name changes should reflect in Sharepoint (and somehow update the URL or allow for this to happen) and 2)If the document folder associated to a Teams channel is renamed, push that update back to the channel so that that when a user click in the Files tab and tries to Open in Sharepoint the link is not a broken one. Observation: seems like Sharepoint doesn't let you rename the folder if there are Office files saved inside of this (smart.. ish) but it does let you rename it when there are other files like images.
Gunther Stengl commented
With following of the idea that users have a seamless integration of the different Office applications Teams and Sharepoint should link their actions. Otherwise the Sharepoint folders become "decoupled" from the corresponding Teams channel.