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I have one site that has two document libraries on it -- I'll refer to them as doc library A and B

Doc library A was created long ago, was poorly named, and had no standard folder taxonomy to it. It also contained many obsolete files and folders.

Instead of trying to rename and clean up Doc Library B, leadership requested that I simply create a new document library with a more intuitive name, standardized folder/sub-folder taxonomy, etc.

That was done and the content owners of content in Doc Library A were engaged to determine what content was still valid and could be copied over to Doc Library B.

Doc Library B has since been stood up and working great. Doc Library A is now locked down to read only and communication was sent to all team members accordingly.

However, from time to time, a user still tries to access a doc that was in Doc Library A and copied to Doc Library B...perhaps forgetting to use the new doc library or referencing a hyperlink that points to the old doc library.

I'd like to know if there is a way to provide a redirect notice, like the kind that can be done for a site or page, that I can have programmatically display telling the user something akin to "you are trying to access a file that was originally stored in a now decommissioned document library. Please navigate to {Doc Library B} to retrieve this file."

Any help is appreciated. I searched for similar posts but did not find anything that specifically addresses this need. Thank you. ~ Tom

  • You would need to edit the default view page of the old document library. Do you have access to do that? – jpollar May 11 '18 at 16:58

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