I want to modify a list template which is already created in my site collection.Once I upload the list into the template gallery it becomes a .stp file.But how to modify this again?

I am having a requirement to change formula of one of the the list columns in this list and make available with this change.The site from which I have taken the list as a template is not existing now.I am using SP 2013.

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    You can try to download the stp file change extension to rar then extract it and see what you can do with the manifest.xml file.
    – Asad Refai
    Jul 3, 2015 at 10:33
  • Yes.I have already done this.I changed it to cab file and extracted to a folder and opened the manifest.xml file.Now how to bring this back as a .stp file such that I can upload this in the list template galleryagain.
    – samolpp2
    Jul 3, 2015 at 10:39
  • So Were you successful in doing it? No error?
    – Asad Refai
    Jul 3, 2015 at 10:50
  • Am at the manifest.xml updating step only.I did changes the and saved this xml file.Now how to get the cab or stp file again from this manifest.xml file.
    – samolpp2
    Jul 3, 2015 at 10:56
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    Do Right Click on manifest.xml select Add to manifest.rar. Once you have a rar file then again change the extension to .stp .
    – Asad Refai
    Jul 3, 2015 at 11:13

1 Answer 1


There is no straight forward way.

But the best option would be

  1. create a new list based on that List Template on your new Site Collection
  2. In the new list update the calculated formula of a column
  3. Now save that list as a template.
  4. Hence you will contain the latest list template which will contain the new calculated formula on a column.

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