Famous SharePoint URLs & Locations


Some times you want to jump right to a specific system list, page or go to the edit mode in a SharePoint site. I wanted to list all the famous urls I used for the past years and ask you to tell me about any other ones you know to add it here in the list. Other have already contributed a bunch 🙂

(Remember for SharePoint 2013, 2016 you might want to add “15”, “16” respectively after “/_layouts/” but if you don’t SharePoint will take care of that for you) .. Also some of these are turned off on Office 365 SharePoint online.

 

Site collection level recycle bin:

/_layouts/15/AdminRecycleBin.aspx

 

Site level recycle bin (Added by Steve Stewart):

/_layouts/RecycleBin.aspx

 

Recreate default site sp groups (Added by Neal Bongers):

_layouts/15/permsetup.aspx

 

Load document tab initial (Added by Dominik Gempeler)

?InitialTabId=Ribbon.Document

 

Delete user from Site collection (on-premises) (Added by SamDavid):

/_layouts/15/people.aspx?MembershipGroupId=0

 

Display list in grid view. ‘True’ is case sensitive (Added by Antoine L.):

?ShowInGrid=True

 

Quick Launch settings page (Added by Ishani M.):

/_layouts/quiklnch.aspx

 

Navigation Settings page (Added by Abdur Raheem):

/_layouts/15/AreaNavigationSettings.aspx

 

Sandboxed Solution Gallery:

/_catalogs/solutions/Forms/AllItems.aspx

 

Workflow history hidden list:

/lists/Workflow History

 

Filter toolbar for Lists and libraries (Added by Asimaili):

?Filter=1

Site usage page (Added by @Dnyag):

/_layouts/usage.aspx

 

Site content and structure  page (Added by @Dnyag):

/_layouts/sitemanager.aspx

 

Site settings page (Added by Aowworld):

/_layouts/settings.aspx

 

View all site content page (Site content) (Added by Aowworld):

/_layouts/viewlsts.aspx

 

Manage site collection features – CASE SENSITIVE –  (Added by Vardhaman):

/_layouts/ManageFeatures.aspx?Scope=Site

 

Manage site features (Added by Vardhaman):

/_layouts/ManageFeatures.aspx

 

 Get the version of the SharePoint server (Patch level) (Added by: John Liu):

 /_vti_pvt/Service.cnf

 

Web Part Maintenance Page (Added by: Ricky):

?Contents=1

 

Show Page in Dialog View (Added by:Ricky):

?isdlg=1

 

Application page for registering SharePoint apps

/_layouts/15/appregnew.aspx

 

Save Site as a template

/_layouts/savetmpl.aspx

 

Sign in as a different user

/_layouts/closeConnection.aspx?loginasanotheruser=true

 

Enable SharePoint designer

/_layouts/SharePointDesignerSettings.aspx

 

Welcome Page (Default page settings)

/_layouts/AreaWelcomePage.aspx

 

Change Site Master Page

/_layouts/ChangeSiteMasterPage.aspx

 

Page Layouts and Site Templates

/_Layouts/AreaTemplateSettings.aspx

 

Master Pages library

/_catalogs/masterpage/Forms/AllItems.aspx

 

Quick Deploy List

Quick%20Deploy%20Items/AllItems.aspx
 

Open Page in Edit Mode

?ToolPaneView=2

 

Taxonomy Hidden List (MMS)

Lists/TaxonomyHiddenList/AllItems.aspx

 

User Information List:

 _catalogs/users

_catalogs/users/simple.aspx

 

Force displaying the user profile in the site
collection:

/_layouts/userdisp.aspx?id={UserID}&Force=True

 

Site hierarchy page (lists of sub sites) – (Added by community contributions)

/_layouts/vsubwebs.aspx

/_layouts/1033/vsubwebs.aspx


Some of these URLs are specific to a SharePoint version or to a site collection template. I will add these details later. Please comment to this post any other link you think its useful to have it shared with the community and I will added to the list with your name associated to it.

Comments (34)

  1. Ricky says:

    Handy list. Here's some others I've used previously:

    Web Part Maintenance Page

    ?contents=1

    Show Page in Dialog View

    ?isdlg=1

  2. Ahmed Farag says:

    Thanks. Ricky. I will add them shortly.

  3. John Liu says:

    My most recent favourite is this one:

    /_vti_pvt/service.cnf

    Read it here: http://www.jeremythake.com/…/get-sharepoint-version-number-of-your-platform-quickly

    Not very famous, but works everywhere from SP2007 to Office 365.

  4. Ahmed Farag says:

    @John that is a great one. Thanks much.

  5. Vardhaman says:

    Site Features:

    _layouts/ManageFeatures.aspx

    SiteCollection Features:

    _layouts/ManageFeatures.aspx?Scope=Site

    (the query string parameter is case sensitive. "Scope=site" throws an error)

  6. Alexander Ulmaskulov says:

    nice, thanks!

  7. Freddie Goverwa says:

    Is anyone doing invoices on SharePoint, I have foundation version and I want to do invoicing, help

  8. aowworld says:

    /_layouts/settings.aspx

    /_layouts/viewlsts.aspx

  9. @dnyag says:

    /_layouts/usage.aspx

    /_layouts/sitemanger.aspx

  10. aismaili says:

    Add ?filter=1 behind the url of a SharePoint list and the list will open with the very useful filter toolbar above the column headers enabled already. Append this to urls to lists that you are sending via Email …

  11. Ahmed Farag says:

    Thanks to Vardhaman, Aowworld, @Dnyag and Aismaili for your great contribution to the community. I have added your suggestions

  12. Antoine L. says:

    Hello, an other URL's parameter to display list in grid are "?ShowInGrid=True". Warning boolean is Case sensitive …

  13. Ishani M. says:

    For Quick Launch:

    /_layouts/quiklnch.aspx

  14. Steve Stewart says:

    For the Recycle Bin:

    /layouts/RecycleBin.aspx

  15. Indul Hassan says:

    Hi Farag

    Can this be applicable for SharePoint 2010 too.

  16. SamDavid says:

    Delete user from User Information List in SharePoint 2013 On-Premises

    /_layouts/15/people.aspx?MembershipGroupId=0

  17. Bharathi Baskar.B says:

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  18. CalEShare says:

    Change user

    /_layouts/closeConnection.aspx?loginasanotheruser=true

  19. Dominik Gempeler says:

    Great Site.

    To load Document Tab initial, use:

    ?InitialTabId=Ribbon.Document

  20. JJo says:

    Changing users can be done without the code:

    Right clicking IE icon in the task bar

    SHIFT + right click on Internet Explorer > Sign in as a different user.

    Thank me later

  21. Ahmed Farag says:

    @JJo … Why thank you later if I can thank you now 🙂 … This is another way to login with a different account but it will change the user context for all the browser sessions. Also, you need permissions on the machine to do run as, in some scenarios you don't want to grant permissions to your own machine to login with another account. But his is certainly anther way of logging in with a different account. Thanks again

  22. Icortraja says:

    For Site Content and Structure page

    /_layouts/sitemanager.aspx.

  23. Ahmed Farag says:

    Thanks much @Icortraja, its already added to the list 🙂

  24. John Miller says:

    Any suggestions on a direct URL link to get to the users regional settings.. SP2013

    https://mysites…./_layouts/15/EditProfile.aspx?UserSettingsProvider=234…..683b4148&ReturnUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fmysites…..%2FPerson%2Easpx&accountname=INTERNAL%5CUSERID

  25. JimG says:

    Thanks #Ahmed for a really useful list, and #Ishani M. for the Quick launch url

  26. Site Hierarchy says:

    list of all sites and subsites. Very useful.

    /_layouts/1033/vsubwebs.aspx

  27. Ahmed Farag says:

    Thanks @Site Hierarchy! Its added now

  28. Abdur Raheem says:

    Navigation settings page : /_layouts/15/AreaNavigationSettings.aspx

  29. Neal Bongers says:

    If you delete the default groups on site collection level, you can re-create them on this page:

    _layouts/15/permsetup.aspx

  30. Eliott says:

    What about on the list level? Any pages for accessing list settings? What about the infopath "Customize Form" button?

  31. Ahmed Farag says:

    Thanks for all the valuble contributions from @Abdur Raheem, @Ishani M., @Antoine L., @SamDavid, @Dominik Gempeler & @Neal Bongers.

    Also thanks to @CalEShare your link was already added.

  32. Joel Hill says:

    Works in O365:

    Review workflow statuses for a site. including ability to terminate all (take a minute to load)

    _layouts/15/workflowservicehealth.aspx

    View site app permissions

    _layouts/15/appprincipals.aspx?Scope=Web

  33. Ahmed Farag says:

    @Steve Stewart, thanks for your addition, just saw it and added it now

  34. Ahmed Farag says:

    @Indul Hassan, yes this works with SP 2010

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