How to Change SharePoint Online document Sync Name

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I have a site collection with so many subsites and in each subsite, there is one or more Document library.

some of the staff sync document via OneDrive. The problem is the default naming for sync folder is "SubSiteName - DocumentLiraryName"

For example, I have a subSite called "Management System" and there is a document library inside which is called "Documents" so when someone syncs this we will have "Management System - Documents" in windows explorer.

Is there any way to change the default name for everyone to show only object name? in my example show only "Documents".

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Hi @Ehsan_Aliverdi 

 

There's no way to do that as far as I know. The current work around that I do know would be to rename the SharePoint group and redo the sync.

 

If someone else knows a way to do it from Windows Explorer, I'd be interested to hear it too!

 

Best wishes

Damien