Disable or enable attachments to list items in SharePoint Online

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In this article, we will learn that how we can disable or enable attachments to list items in SharePoint Online.

By default, attachments are enabled on the SharePoint list. So while creating a new item we get the “attach File” button in the ribbon.

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However, we can control the “Attach File” button, I mean we can disable or enable attachments to list items both in SharePoint Online and SharePoint On-Premise.

Let’s see how we can do this. Navigate to the list setting page -> Advanced settings – click here.

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Go to the “Attachments” section – by default attachments will be enabled as below:

  • Attachments to list items are: Enabled

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Change the above “Attachments” section – to  disabled as below:

  • Attachments to list items are: Disabled

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Click on the OK button from the bottom of the page.

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Warning message!!!

Please read the below message carefully – before disabling, if we have any attachments already in that particular list, all attachments will be deleted. If you are fine with this then only click Ok.

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Navigate to All Items view of the same list – click the new item button, we can see the “Attach File” button is not available anymore in the ribbon.

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Summary:

Hence, in this article we have learned the below:

  • How to disable or enable attachments to list items in SharePoint lists.
  • How to enable attachments in SharePoint online list.
  • How to disable attachments in SharePoint online list.

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