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  • Hello everyone,

    I have a question about the default 'Documents' document library that is created with site creation. Does it have any specific features in comparison with custom document libraries (created by user)?

    I have accidentally removed the default 'Documents' library (its URL is different from display name: https://mydomain.sharepoint.com/sites/SiteName/Shared%20Documents/), then I created a new one named "Documents" (URL: https://mydomain.sharepoint.com/sites/SiteName/Documents/). Is a new custom created document library different from the default one? Why the the default one has "Documents" display name, but "Shared Documents" in URL?

    Please advice

    Thank you



    • Edited by Lana_17 Monday, March 5, 2018 3:29 PM
    Monday, March 5, 2018 3:09 PM

Answers

  • Hi Lana,

    There is nothing difference between default Shared Documents library and custom document library except Shared Documents library automatically gets created when we use relevant site template.

    We can create a document library with relevant name in the URL, and then go to Library settings->list name, description and navigation->change the display name.

    If we want to change the name in the URL, we can use “Open with Explorer” to navigate to the relevant library folder and rename the library folder.

    Best regards,

    Grace Wang


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    Tuesday, March 6, 2018 6:18 AM

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  • Hi Lana,

    There is nothing difference between default Shared Documents library and custom document library except Shared Documents library automatically gets created when we use relevant site template.

    We can create a document library with relevant name in the URL, and then go to Library settings->list name, description and navigation->change the display name.

    If we want to change the name in the URL, we can use “Open with Explorer” to navigate to the relevant library folder and rename the library folder.

    Best regards,

    Grace Wang


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they helped. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnsf@microsoft.com.


    Click here to learn more. Visit the dedicated forum to share, explore and talk to experts about Microsoft Teams.

    Tuesday, March 6, 2018 6:18 AM
  • Hi Lana,

    Is there any update?

    If the post helps you, you can mark it as answer to help other community members to find the information quickly.

    Best regards,

    Grace Wang


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    Thursday, March 15, 2018 2:49 AM
  • Thank you, forgot to leave feedback, your advice was helpful.
    Thursday, March 29, 2018 9:41 AM
  • Hi Lana,

    If the post helps you, you can mark it as answer.

    Have a nice day!

    Best regards,

    Grace Wang


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they helped. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnsf@microsoft.com.


    Click here to learn more. Visit the dedicated forum to share, explore and talk to experts about Microsoft Teams.

    Thursday, March 29, 2018 9:59 AM