My Custom List is based on Content Types. While modifying the view I get the option to display a column name called [Content Type], but I don't know how to rename it to something meaningful. That column does not appear anywhere on the SP designer so that I can rename it.


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A little late, but if it can be useful to others:

To change the name of a list / library columns ([Content Type], [ID] ...):

  1. View Format: Quick Edit

  2. Rename Column (Content Type exemple)

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  1. Stop editing this list

No change, however, in EditForm.aspx

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  • Worked great for me! I am using modern lists/libraries which may have helped. Commented Nov 26, 2016 at 4:49

You can try using powershell as the following:

$siteUrl = "http://YourServerName/sites/testsite" 
[system.reflection.assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.Sharepoint") > $null 

#get the SPSite
$site = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite($siteUrl)

#Get the root web
$RootWeb = $site.RootWeb

#Find the list in the root web
$mylistname ="TheNameOfTheList"   
$myList= $RootWeb.Lists[$mylistname]

if ($myList -ne $null)
    $myContentType = $myList.ContentTypes["ExampleCT"]

    if ($myContentType -ne $null)
        $myContentType.Name = "Example CT"


Original post: How to rename a Content Type associated to a List

  • 2
    Thank you for your response, but please note that I don't need to rename Content Type itself, but the list column named [Content Type]. This column is available when modifying list views, but is not available elsewhere on the list settings page.
    – Aamir
    Commented Feb 23, 2015 at 0:17

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