Changing the name of a list or library URL

When working with workflows I’ve realised that it’s best for my list URLs to have no spaces and therefore began to look for a useful solution rather than deleting the list and recreating. Fortunately, this can be done in SharePoint Designer.

  1. Within SharePoint Designer, navigate to ‘All Files’, then Lists. If it’s a library, these should be in the ‘All Files’ folder.
  2. Right click your list and choose ‘Rename’. This renames the list as well as the URL. The same happens for Libraries.

The outcome is below, before and after…