I am trying to create a column with NAME but I can't as Name is the default. I tried using Content types methods but there too Name is default with it's column type as 'File'.

Kindly help me answer these questions: So here are my questions:

  1. Is there any other way to rename 'Name", So I can create another column as "Name".

  2. Is it possible to create a column with its column type as "File", So I can use it to store the file name during creation/ upload?

  • Doesn’t work. Simply changing what name displays on a view with js or something would be beneficial to me
    – James Liv
    Apr 9, 2022 at 10:58

1 Answer 1


Try below if it works:

Rename Name column from modern experience document library view as:

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  • "Rename" option shown in above image might not be available currently because Microsoft removed this option for SharePoint default "Name" column recently. Oct 10, 2023 at 14:27

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