How to rename NAME column in SharePoint Online

Brass Contributor

I managed rename the NAME column in the SharePoint document library with the following link.


In the document library:

When I select a file>Elipses( ...).> Properties> Edit All then I can see my renamed column.


However, I still see the NAME in the library view rather than new name. How can I change it here too. Please see the attached image.

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best response confirmed by Naligurtan (Brass Contributor)

Hi @Naligurtan,

Unfortunately, it is not possible to rename the NAME column in the library view. This is because the NAME column is a special column in SharePoint that cannot be modified.

However, there are a few workarounds that you can use:

  • Create a custom view. You can create a custom view of the library that does not include the NAME column. To do this, click the View options button (three dots) in the top right corner of the library view and then click Create view. In the Create view pane, select the Column tab and deselect the NAME column. Click OK to save your changes.
  • Use a third-party tool. There are a number of third-party tools that allow you to rename columns in SharePoint libraries. However, these tools are typically paid and they may not be compatible with all versions of SharePoint.

Here are some links to resources that may be useful:

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Kindest regards,

Leon Pavesic

Thanks @LeonPavesic. That is what I was thinking.