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Cannot See Links Exit Classic Experience or Return to Classic SharePoint?

Many SharePoint users like the old classic experience as much as modern, and use the switching functionality heavily. You can find the switch button in the Site Contents, as shown below:


Modern experience
Classic experience



How does it work?


Microsoft internally is going to save a cookie in your browser called splnu as shown below:



If the cookie does not exist, or its value is 1, it means you are in modern experience

Value of 0 indicates a classic experience.


To check the cookies, open the browser developer tool and switch to Application tab. There you will find Cookies category.

Link disappeared?


Sometimes the link is not appearing at all as shown below:


Modern experience
Classic experience


To bring the default functionality back, open the browser developer tool and run the following command from the Console:


document.cookie = "splnu=0;domain=" + window.location.hostname + ";"; location.href = _spPageContextInfo.webServerRelativeUrl + "/_layouts/15/viewlsts.aspx";

Note: splnu value of 0 will bring you back to the classic experience.



Now you should see your switch back. Happy switching! 

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