The entire sharepoint is set in classic experience, recently I have been creating document libraries that are in modern experience.

How to change the entire SharePoint form classic to modern experience ?

The other thing that concerns me is that in case I want to change back to classic experience because of different reasons.

Can I switch back to classic experience on my entire sharepoint ?

I’m not sure but I think that I heard that once you switch to modern experience this process is irreversible.

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You can control classic and modern experience of SharePoint of list and libraries in its respective settings.

Go to List/Library Settings -> Advanced settings, you will find below options. By default if you choose default experience, list and library experience will be inherited from site(be it classic or modern) and if you want to control as list/library level, you can choose any of other 2 options.

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For pages which are created using classic experience, needs to be converted to modern(refer this link), but if page is created in modern experience, you cannot convert, you have to recreate page.

  • what happens if the page ( entire sharepoint) is created in classic expereince and you convert it to modern expereince. Can you then go back to classic?
    – Ed1995
    Aug 29, 2019 at 10:28
  • pages cannot be moved from modern to classic again....list/libraries views can be reverted back to classic using setting mentioned above... Aug 29, 2019 at 12:08

There is a site collection feature "SharePoint Lists and Libraries experience". You could activate this feature to turn off the new SharePoint list and library experience for this site collection.

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  • can you tell me how to go to there ? I want to know how to swtich my entire sharepoint to modern experience and if I can go back to classic after changing to modern experience
    – Ed1995
    Aug 29, 2019 at 10:32
  • Go to site settings->site collection features> there you will find this feature. Aug 29, 2019 at 12:08
  • Do you want to disable modern experience for this site collection? Aug 30, 2019 at 9:40

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