07-30-2019 07:28 AM
07-30-2019 07:28 AM
I have just noticed that some channels within my teams app are not syncing with SharePoint i.e. they appear as folders within SharePoint but do not show as channels within Teams.
Really struggling to try and sort this. I've quit Teams and restarted a number of times, but it makes no difference. Any suggestions welcome!
07-30-2019 07:52 AM - edited 07-30-2019 07:55 AM
07-30-2019 08:03 AM
@Christopher Hoard Guilty as charged! I am indeed syncing the folders to File Explorer and created the folders there. Aargh. No way around this other than to delete from SharePoint and recreate in Teams? There's no issue with uploading documents using File Explorer - only creating new folders?
07-30-2019 08:08 AMSolution
07-30-2019 09:25 AM
06-29-2020 03:16 PM
07-01-2020 09:50 AM
Building off the original question, how might I sync the SharePoint to reflect my MS teams setup?
Our MS Teams Channels were updated due to an org change (department name change), but our corresponding SP Documents are not reflecting the name update.
I have not tried the 'sync' button in the SP page thinking that might apply the SP settings back into our MS Teams channels.
08-06-2020 11:21 AM
@myh438 SharePoint does not reflect channel name changes in the folder names for Teams. Recommend creating a new channel with the desired name, copying the folder contents over to the new channel, and deleting the old channel. I realize this is not ideal if you have a lot of conversation data you wish to keep, but this has been an effective workaround for me.
09-24-2020 12:12 PM - edited 09-24-2020 12:14 PM
HI, this is kind of ridiculous. Is there any word on whether this will be fixed? I have just jumped through a bunch of hoops because I gave Teams channels names that I needed to change, but since folders were automatically created in SharePoint (and it seems renaming doesn't affect SharePoint folders), I have had to delete and re-create a number of times (fortnately, not much conversation yet).
I have also found that a channel name I've deleted in Teams (AND deleted associated folder in SharePoint) cannot be re-used even if supposedly deleted, because Teams still thinks the name is in use. These things should not BE, my friend.
11-18-2020 02:07 PM
@keefah Here is another way of approaching the issue.
Renaming the folders in Sharepoint to the same as the new ones in Teams. Remember that when you create a Team, Office runs through a recipe and creates a Sharepoint folder, an Outlook Group and a shared email address. When you rename the Team it appears that there is not a similar recipe to rename all of those things so you need to do a bit more admin to keep them in sync.
When you get a channel name that isn't working for you and you need to recreate, then it can be quicker to rename it to something else so that the name that you want is not blocked. This works nicely with email addresses.
@Chris Webb this does not work for me. I initially created the channels in Teams, then I had to rename them, and now they will not sync. I tried renaming one of the folders in Sharepoint to the same name as the channel, but now Teams shows that there are no files in that channel while I see them in SP and the folder and channel have the same name :(
@spsalazar It never will. Renaming a channel does not change the name of the SharePoint folder because any links you had to documents would also break. There is no mechanism to rename a folder connected to a channel, only to create new channels and copy files.