When creating a new library using PowerShell the URL of the library is not the same its name. What parameter do I need to specify to set the target URL?

$WebUrl = "http://sharepoint/sites/teams/teama"
$title = "Images"
$description = "Images"
$spweb    = Get-SPWeb -Identity $WebUrl
$listTemplate = [Microsoft.SharePoint.SPListTemplateType]::DocumentLibrary  

This produces: http://sharepoint/sites/teams/teama/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/Images1/
which should be: http://sharepoint/sites/teams/teama/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/Images/

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    It seems you have already library named Images Nov 9, 2015 at 5:23
  • Thanks Atish. You are correct, there is a folder named 'images' created for a new subsite. This library does not appear in the site contents view - _layouts/15/start.aspx#/_layouts/15/viewlsts.aspx - so I was creating a folder with a name which already existed. Instead of throwing an error SharePoint was 'helpfully' creating a new library with the same name and different url. Can you turn your comment into an answer so I can mark it as the answer to this for future reference by anyone else who experiences this.
    – Underverse
    Nov 9, 2015 at 5:42
  • Welcome!. Added as answer Nov 9, 2015 at 5:54

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It happens when you have already a library/folder named Images and now you are trying to create a new Library/folder by the same name. Sometimes it can not be found in site content view so try to find it by PowerShell or SharePoint Designer.

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