If I open the link http://sharePointserver/nameofdoclibrary/Forms in my browser the library is empty. As I read there should be the document templates and the New Item etc forms in it.

When I open the SharePoint 2013 Designer I see the three default forms in the Forms folder but no document template, even if I uploaded one and use it already.

I want to delete old document templates and view them. Anyone with an idea?

Thank you!


You can also open SharePoint Designer -- > All files --> Document library -- > Forms --> Templatename.dotx

If template is attached to any content type, inside Forms there will be a folder with Content type name and template will be present inside it.

  • I am not using content types and as I said in the question when I open the library in SharePoint designer and click on Forms there are the three forms (newitems, edit, display) but no doc templates – Kim Sep 9 '16 at 12:17
  • Did you open the library through All files option on the left hand side? – Unnie Sep 9 '16 at 13:14
  • I opened it through the navigation on the left hand side (Side Objects). I don't see an 'All files' heading. Do you use SharePoint Designer 2013? – Kim Sep 9 '16 at 13:25
  • Do you have an idea why I cannot see the templace doc in SharePoint designer? – Kim Sep 13 '16 at 9:11

Document templates are not visible in Forms folder but they are visible in Mapped network drive.

So follow below links to map your library in network drive.



  • Do you think there is no other way? I think its weird that you cannot delete old templates out of the folder without mapping them. Maybe with sharepoint designer or somehow? – Kim Sep 13 '16 at 10:43
  • you can do that using SP designer. try what Unnie said – Atish Dipongkor - MVP Sep 13 '16 at 16:52
  • This doesn't work. Maybe you know why I cant see the docs in SharePoint Designer (see my comments under Unnies post)?.. :/ – Kim Sep 14 '16 at 13:50
  • you should see all file in SP designer. Clear your SP designer cache and try again. – Atish Dipongkor - MVP Sep 14 '16 at 13:52
  • I tried that already. " when I open the library in SharePoint designer and click on Forms there are the three forms (newitems, edit, display) but no doc templates" --> can you see your templates if you do the same thing? – Kim Sep 14 '16 at 13:55

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