SharePoint: How long is a document or item “New”


The default is 2 days (or 1 full day plus time until midnight the next day)

To change the value (you must have admin access to the server):

  stsadm -o setproperty -pn days-to-show-new-icon -pv Number_Of_Days -url http://Your_Server_Address

To check your current value:

  stsadm -o getproperty -pn days-to-show-new-icon -url http://Your_Server_Address


Anonymous said...

Any thoughts on how to do this with a url that references the content type after the 'Source'? I have a content type that is not the default type and would override the content type if I edited right after 'Source'... if that makes sense.

Mike Smith said...


Not sure what you are asking about.

If about custom use of the "New" icon, then take a look at this article: http://techtrainingnotes.blogspot.com/2013/10/add-sharepoint-icon-anywhere-sharepoint.html

If about working with "Source=" see: http://techtrainingnotes.blogspot.com/2009/06/sharepoint-redirecting-to-page-after.html


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