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How to disable the modern experience in SharePoint 2019

Summary

SharePoint 2019 delivers an updated modern look and feel for lists and libraries and enabled by default. However, if the classic experience is required for your farm, the modern experience can be disabled by Administrators.

 

Modern:

 

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Classic:

       

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How to modify the default experience for list and libraries as a user

From the user perspective, switching from modern and classic is a simple click. For example, users will see "Return to classic SharePoint" on all lists and libraries. Once in classic mode there will be an option to "Exit classic experience" to return to modern mode.

 

How to modify the default experience for list and libraries as an Admin

Admins can manage the default experience for list and libraries at the site collection, web or library level.

 

Site Collection Level:

#Site Collection Level
Add-PSSnapin microsoft.sharepoint.powershell -ea 0
$site = Get-SPSite http://spwfe

#Disable modern Lists and libraries at the Site Collection Level $featureguid = new-object System.Guid "E3540C7D-6BEA-403C-A224-1A12EAFEE4C4" $site.Features.Add($featureguid, $true)
#Re-enable the modern experience at the site collection Level. $featureguid = new-object System.Guid "E3540C7D-6BEA-403C-A224-1A12EAFEE4C4" $site.Features.Remove($featureguid, $true)

Web Level:

#Web Level
Add-PSSnapin microsoft.sharepoint.powershell -ea 0
$site = Get-SPWeb http://spwfe

#Disable modern Lists and libraries at the Web Level. $featureguid = new-object System.Guid "52E14B6F-B1BB-4969-B89B-C4FAA56745EF" $site.Features.Add($featureguid, $true)
#Re-enable the modern experience at the Web Level $featureguid = new-object System.Guid "52E14B6F-B1BB-4969-B89B-C4FAA56745EF" $site.Features.Remove($featureguid, $true)

 Library Level:

Add-PSSnapin microsoft.sharepoint.powershell -ea 0
$web = Get-SPWeb http://spwfe
$list = $web.Lists["Documents"]

#Classic setting $list.ListExperienceOptions = "ClassicExperience" $list.Update()
#Modern setting $list.ListExperienceOptions = "NewExperience" $list.Update()
#User Default $list.ListExperienceOptions = "Auto" $list.Update()

More Information

I hope you found this tip useful, and if you are interested in the SPO equivalent, see the following articles.

 

Switch the default experience for lists or document libraries from new or classic

Change the default list and library experienc