SharePoint Online: Rename Folder using PowerShell

Requirement: Rename a Folder in SharePoint Online.
sharepoint online rename folder using powershell

How to Rename a Folder in SharePoint Online?
To rename a folder in SharePoint Online document library,
  • Open the document library in browser, Right-click on the folder you want to rename, and then click "Rename".
    sharepoint online rename folder
  • In the Rename pop-up window, type the new name for the folder and then click on the "Save" button.
Please note, Renaming of the SharePoint online folder will have an impact on the URL of the folder! You also get the "Rename" option from the toolbar! Now, let's see the SharePoint Online PowerShell to rename a folder.


PowerShell to Rename Folder in SharePoint Online
Here is the SharePoint Online PowerShell to rename a folder
#Load SharePoint CSOM Assemblies
Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\16\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll"
Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\16\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime.dll"
 
#Variables
$SiteURL="https://crescent.sharepoint.com"
$FolderURL="/Project Documents/Active" #Relative URL
$FolderNewURL="/Project Documents/InActive"

Try {
    $Cred= Get-Credential
    $Credentials = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.SharePointOnlineCredentials($Cred.Username, $Cred.Password)

    #Setup the context
    $Ctx = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientContext($SiteURL)
    $Ctx.Credentials = $Credentials

    #Get the Folder
    $Folder = $Ctx.Web.GetFolderByServerRelativeUrl($FolderURL)
    $Ctx.Load($Folder)
    $Ctx.ExecuteQuery()
    
    #Rename Folder
    $Folder.MoveTo($FolderNewURL)
    $Ctx.ExecuteQuery()

    Write-host -f Green "Folder has been renamed to new URL:"$FolderNewURL
}
Catch {
    write-host -f Red "Error Renaming Folder!" $_.Exception.Message
}

SharePoint Online: PnP PowerShell to Rename Folder
With PnP PowerShell script, let's contract the above script.
#Config Variables
$SiteURL = "https://crescenttech.sharepoint.com/sites/marketing"
$FolderURL= "Shared Documents/Reports"
$FolderNewName ="Reports Archive"

#Connect to PnP Online
Connect-PnPOnline -Url $SiteURL -Credentials (Get-Credential)

#Rename the Folder
Rename-PnPFolder -Folder $FolderURL -TargetFolderName $FolderNewName
SharePoint Online: Rename Folder using PowerShell SharePoint Online: Rename Folder using PowerShell Reviewed by Salaudeen Rajack on December 19, 2016 Rating: 5

7 comments:

  1. It didnt work with relative url, i set the full url and it worked !
    Thanks for the script

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  2. I have 25000 items list in online site, could you please tell me this script will work to delete list colunm.

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  3. Hi i need block the rename of folder. Can you help me, say me how i make that?

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  4. Put the Library as read only then set permissions on the folder

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  5. can we do this for list of ondrive users from a csv file using their onedrive url?

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    Replies
    1. Yes, You can use this script to rename OneDrive Folder as well.

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