[Solved] SharePoint 2013 Designer error The folder name is not valid

SharePoint 2013 Designer error The folder name is not valid

This SharePoint designer 2013 tutorial explains how to resolve the folder name is not valid SharePoint designer 2013 error. The error the folder name is not valid SharePoint designer 2013 comes in SharePoint 2016/2013 or SharePoint Online.


Recently while opening SharePoint 2013 sire using SharePoint designer 2013, it gave error as The folder name is not valid. See fig for ref.

SharePoint 2013 Designer The folder name is not valid
SharePoint 2013 Designer error The folder name is not valid

Solution [The folder name is not valid SharePoint designer 2013]:

I was trying to Open SharePoint 2013 site using SharePoint designer 2013. But it gave an error as the folder name is not valid.

I have tried the below solution and it worked fine for me. But not sure if the same thing will resolve in all other cases also.

First I was opening SharePoint 2013 site using HTTP URL, it was not opening.

When I opened the site using HTTPS URL, it worked for me. I was able to Open SharePoint SharePoint 2013 site with an HTTPS url.

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Hope this will be helpful to solve the folder name is not valid error in SharePoint designer 2013.

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I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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