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Cannot Rename SharePoint 2013 subsite

In "Site Actions" > "Title, Description and Icon" someone has changed the Web Site Address.

We are trying to changing t back, but receiving an error message "The url 'old url here' is invalid. It may refer to a nonexistent file or folder, or refer to a valid file or folder that is not in the current web.

I have worked out this is due to the length. Anything I enter into Web Site Address with more than 23 characters produces the error. The original url was 26 characters, but I cannot put it back to what it was. The only helpful info I can ind in the logs is an entry stating: "String or binary data would be truncated"

This site was originally SharePoint 2010, and may have had the url altered before the upgrade.

I also have a Development Environment which is the same set up - And that does let me save more than 23 characters

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Lee
Microsoft SharePoint

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colly92002

8/22/2022 - Mon
Mohit Nair

Add an alternate url in Central Admin >Alternate Access Mappings > Point to your web app > Add a url and browse through that newly added url.You shouldnt face this error again.
PolymorphLtd

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Thanks Mohit.

Sorry - I should have said this was a subsite. I'm looking at Alternate Access Mappings but don't think I can do it with a subsite.
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