How long does the “New!” exclamation appear for new items?

That was a question I got in 2 training sessions, and I had to admit that I didn’t really knew the answer. I was sure you could edit the time, but I didn’t encountered it yet throughout my sharepoint-browsing.

So I asked some of my collegues, and one (Tom Verhelst) came up with this one:

Via STSADM you can select:“stsadm -o setproperty”
You get a long list, and in that list somewhere you can edit the property “days-to-show-new-icon”

Somehow I am still hoping that one day there will be a STSADM with a GUI, so you dont have to mess around in code no more…

About: Marijn

Marijn Somers (MVP) has over 14 years experience in the SharePoint world, starting out with SP2007. Over the years the focus has grown to Office 365, with a focus on collaboration and document management. He is a business consultant at Balestra and Principal Content Provider for "Mijn 365 Coach" that offers dutch employee video training. His main work tracks are around user adoption, training and coaching and governance. He is also not afraid to dig deeper in the technicalities with PowerShell, adaptive cards or custom formatting in lists and libraries. You can listen to him on the biweekly "Office 365 Distilled" podcast.

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