I would like to know if it is possible to change the internal name of a document library using something like powershell?

  • Does it have to be via PowerShell? You could do it manually with SharePoint Designer. Click on 'All Files' on the left hand site, search for the library, then right-click it and rename it. – Daniel Stölzner Sep 16 '16 at 4:05

The InternalName is immutable. It cannot be changed once it has been established.


If you have alternative of PowerShell then SharePoint Designer can do that.
See the same question asked by another user and refer answer which is marked as answer which uses SharePoint Designer for it.

In SharePoint Designer just navigate to All Files navigation node (not List and Libraries node), find your document library there -> right-click library -> rename.

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