On a site I clicked on "return to classic experience" in site content.

Now all libraries and lists are in "classic mode" but the configuration on, tenant settings, site settings and list settings are new experience.

If I login as a different user i see the new experience.

Anyone got a clue how to turn it back on for the first user?


Yes the library view is saved per user. However, admin can set the experience for all users.

Yes you can set the tenant level settings. Steps are as below:

1) For that you need to have SharePoint admin rights

2) Go to the admin center


3) Click on SharePoint and then click on settings

4) In the settings, you can set the default as new or classic experience as in below screenshot. Select your choice, click OK and it will get saved in a few minutes.

FYI - This classic experience will be available only till next year , not sure when Microsoft would remove it.

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Also if you want to specify it for a document library and not all then go to the list/doc lib settings and change the experience as below.

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