"Edit (link to edit item)" column in a SharePoint Online list doesn't display the edit link

Problem

Consider the following scenario:

  • You're using the new look and navigation experience for document libraries in SharePoint Online.
  • You add the Edit (link to edit item) column to the view.

However, when you view the library by using the new look and navigation experience, no link is present for items in the library.

Solution

To Edit Properties of the file/item you can

click the ellipsis (...) for an item in the list, select more, and then click Properties to edit the item. or Select the item in the select and click on Information Panel(i)

More information

For more information about the new look and navigation experience for document libraries, see Switch the default for document libraries from new or classic.

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