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

Thanks
Lee
PolymorphLtdAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Mohit NairSenior AssociateCommented:
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.
0
PolymorphLtdAuthor Commented:
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.
0
colly92002Commented:
Try using Sharepoint Manager
http://spm.codeplex.com/

You should be able to open the node to the subsite and edit the property directly in there.  
Be careful and take backups!
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft SharePoint

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.