SP2019 OnPrem – Howto enable missing new Document template

By | February 17, 2019

When I created my first teamsite in SharePoint 2019 on-prem, I was impressed with the new elegant design. However as soon as I opened the Document Library – I feel that something was amiss.

Following screenshot is the Document library in SharePoint 2019 on-prem:

Following screenshot is the Document library in SharePoint Online:

I can no longer find “Document” template when I click on “New“. In SharePoint 2019 on-prem its only showing “Folder” and “Link” under “New” button while in SharePoint online I can see Document templates and ‘+ Add template’ menu.

Switch to classic experience

I open the Library settingsAdvanced Settings , and select “Classic experience

and I can see that the Document template is available.

Enabling missing new Document template

I revert back to the “New experience” and open Site Settings
Site Content Types , and add new Custom Document content type inheriting from Document content type.

I added the Custom Document content type to the Document library.

And now when I open my Document library , I can see that default Document content type and my Custom Document is available in the New document dropdown.

I found this problem in farm build version – 16.0.10341.20000. Hopefully Microsoft will fix in the future release.

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