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May 26
SharePoint Quick Tip: Change Library Names
Due to the evolutionary nature of work product and content management – change is inevitable.  Directing users to the correctly named locations to access organization Intranet assets is important for their Intranet experience and individual productivity.

In the event a name change is necessary for a document library, follow these simple steps to update the name:

      1.       Navigate to the library that needs the update. In this example the library is named Documents and is found in the left hand navigation.

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      2.       Select “Library” from the Ribbon.

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      3.       Select “Settings” from the Menu

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      4.       From the drop down, select “Library Settings”

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      5.       Within the setting navigate to General Settings and select “List name, description and navigation.”

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      6.       Within the dialog box, update the name as needed and select save.

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And presto the document library name is updated:

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So, how many document libraries do you need to update? Let’s shave a step from this process steps using these short cut tips:

      1.       Start by navigation to your document library using ALT +3 – A short cut key to display “Site Contents.”

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    2.       Find the library you wish to update. In this example it is “New Documents” and hover over it until the ellipses (…) appears in the upper right hand corner and select the ellipses to reveal a menu of options.

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      3.       Select “Settings”


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      4.       Within the setting navigate to General Settings and select “List name, description and navigation.”

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      5.       Within the dialog box, update the name as needed and select save:

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Saving one click on multiple interactions can be a time saver. For a another route, ask your site administrator to perform this series of tasks.

      1.       Navigate to site settings

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      2.       Navigate to Site Administration and select “Site libraries and lists.”

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      3.       Select the libraries or lists to be updated.

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      4.       From General Settings select “List name, description and navigation.”

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      5.       From the dialog box, update the library name and select save.

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Return to the site settings menu to update additional lists or libraries.

About Nora Ten Broeck, PMP, MOS: SharePoint 2013: Nora is a SharePoint enthusiast with interests in engagement management, improved business processes and Nintex. Follow her @NoraTenBroeck

 


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