Renaming a shared folder in SharePoint Workspace 2010

  1. In the Launchbar, right-click the shared folder, and then click Rename.

  2. Enter a new name and click OK.

Renaming the root folder of a shared folder in your Windows file system

Renaming the root folder of a shared folder has the effect of deleting the folder and adding it as a new folder. As a result, the folder stops being synchronized for you (however, the folder continues to be synchronized among other members who have not changed the folder name).

You can resume synchronization for the renamed folder as follows:

  1. Double-click the shared folder in the Launchbar.

    A "Folder not found" prompt displays.

  2. Click The folder has been moved or renamed. Prompt me for the new folder.

  3. Click OK.

  4. Browse for and select the renamed folder, and click OK.

The folder synchronization and member list is restored.

Renaming subfolders in a shared folder

The effects of renaming subfolders varies for other members depending on whether or not they are online when the rename occurs.

  • Folder renaming has no effect (other than the change to the folder name) for members who are online when the rename occurs.

  • For members who are offline, folder renaming has the effect of deleting the folder and adding it as a new folder. As a result, all contents (folders and data files) in the folder must be re-downloaded. Members who use a manual download setting will need to reselect files for downloading.

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