How do I use a Team name or current channel name for a OneDrive storage path instead a long deleted channel name?

41844108 191 Reputation points

Seems obvious and I'm guessing this is a known limitation and I assume it's best to delete the team and start over if one thing is named wrong or any channels is deleted at any point.

Somehow I have a lot of hidden folders and fake organizational junk named after a channel in a team and it appears not only to be the default name, but is impossible to change. Is is assumed that anytime a channel is deleted that the entire team is deleted or is there another way to not use a random channel name permanently forever? If Teams were organized better I could probably describe this better, but chaos in, chaos out I guess.

If I name a Teams "Big Bad Team" and I name the first channel "Test Channel" -- is it assumed by MS designers/developers that I am absolutely stuck with that name forever for all OneDrive and content?

A file that exists in Teams > Big Bad Team > Learning probably should be in a OneDrive folder called Learning -- So i'm confused why it needs to be in a folder that doesn't exist for a Team channel that was deleted long long ago like Test Channel that was deleted in August, my IT department deletes things older that 30 days so even if there were important information there we're not allowed to know that knowledge so the non-existent folder structure prob should stay gone. What can I do to make wiki pages converted to OneNote educational resources in a team channel that's associated with that channel and not resurrect deleted channel folders in long dead channels?

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  1. SokiGuo-MSFT 18,906 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @41844108

    Are you a team owner or channel owner?

    If so, you can edit the team's name and description directly or the name and description of the channel. When you change the name, the folders in OneDrive will automatically update with you. Additionally, channel files are saved in SharePoint.

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