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Change URL for a Document Library

Yes, you can do that!

Open your site in SharePoint Designer. This will display all the doc libs in the Folder List view. Right Click the doc lib for which you want to change the URL. Select “Rename” and rename the doc lib. This new name will be used in the URL. Dont worry if Designer doesn’t give you an option to save your changes. Renaming has already changed the URL for you. Go and check if you dont believe me :).

Moreover, Name for your doc lib remains the same (old one) on the quick launch. If you go to Site Actions -> View All Site Content, you will see the new name given to your doc lib. If you think that name should be the same on Quick Launch and in “View All Site Content” listing for consistency, simply go to Doc Lib Settings, click “Title, description and navigation” link and give any name  to your doc lib (like the one on the quick launch) in the “Name” field. This will not change the URL. 

If you open the site in designer now, you will see something like this: 

Doc Lib URL name (Doc Lib Name/Title)…………………………………..confused? 🙂

Examples are great:
HR Mgmt (HR Management)  

Where “HR Mgmt” is used in the URL to keep it short and HR Management is used as the Name/Title of doc lib on the quick launch.

Hope this helps….

  1. November 25, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    This worked like a charm and saved me a lot of time. Glad I found this article first!

  2. Garmingo
    April 15, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Thank you – a simple one, truthful and helpful.

  3. Anna Fagan
    November 16, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    I am using SharePoint and Designer 2010 and this solution did not work for me. Do you think Designer 2010 does not allow you to do this?

    • Jo Billion
      December 31, 2010 at 9:25 am

      For SharePoint 2010 – you must rename the Document library by clicking All Files and then rename the doc lib.

  4. Daud
    January 24, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Thanks a lot Gul :), this post was very helpful indeed.

  5. Praanna
    May 27, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    I have renamed the document library in SPD 2007. I dont have save option. After renaming document library, new URL is working for me with new document library name in the url. But when I am clicking on the document library in Quick Launch its navigating to the old URL which is not existing. Any Ideas

  1. April 16, 2009 at 9:34 pm
  2. January 7, 2010 at 6:04 am

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