I'm on Sharepoint Online, and I have a document library of about 1600 files. I have about 1000 files that are Unassigned in a certain column that I want to change from Unassigned to some other category. I tried selecting all the files with Ctrl-A and using the bulk edit properties tool to change the Project column, and then I click Save, but the saving never finishes (I waited overnight for this, just in case), and when I check on the document library with a new tab, nothing seems to have actually changed. Is there a reason why bulk edit properties isn't working, and is there a better way to do it?

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Per my test in my SharePoint online, in the modern document library, I select bulk files and use the bulk edit properties to edit the properties of the files.

And it can work.

I suppose you select too many files to edit the properties.

I suggest you could select about 100 files to edit the properties of the bulk files.

  • Thanks. It seems the problem is not exactly too many files (although that does slow it down), but that I'm using Ctrl-A and selecting all the files to bulk edit, but the files aren't all loaded onto the page yet because I didn't scroll down all the way (like maybe 100 of the 1000 files will be loaded on the page), which seems to cause issues that prevent the bulk edit from saving
    – gtew234
    Dec 27, 2018 at 2:00
  • You could consider selecting the files manually.
    – Amy_MSFT
    Dec 27, 2018 at 2:24

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