Recently we had a requirement from a client, they wanted to remove the GUID appended to the folder name.
There is a hidden way to achieve this. It is stored in an OrganizationSettings, though they have not exposed a way on a UI to update this, however, this can be done programmatically.
Please follow this blog to understand the approach.
Default structure of SharePoint folder name (PrimaryFieldName_RecordGUID)
To change the default behavior of the folder name we need to update CreateSPFoldersUsingNameandGuid property of organization to false.
Kindly follow the below steps to do that:
Below is the code snippet which I have tried from console application(c#) (if you want you can try with plugin/custom assembly as well) –
Entity orgEntity = new Entity(“organization”);
orgEntity.Id = new Guid(“46f31389-4d7d-43d7-b347-fae0d47f8b7f”);
orgEntity[“orgdborgsettings”] = “<OrgSettings><CreateSPFoldersUsingNameandGuid>false</CreateSPFoldersUsingNameandGuid></OrgSettings>”;
To get the organization ID, refer to below screenshot –
Now when SharePoint folder will be created then it will contain only name not GUID.
We can easily get rid of GUIDs in SharePoint folder name by changing Org setting.