SharePoint Quick Reference URLs

Today we’ll learn how we can navigate to SharePoint specific page thru the shortcut URL instead of traditional way of navigating.

Table of Contents:

Introduction

Why do we need to know shortcut URL?

Step by step explanation of shortcut URL

Summary – What we had here?

Introduction

Being an administrator or power user it is recommended to have or know about the shortcut URL this will save the time and increase the productivity instead of going thru the traditional navigation.

Why do we need to know shortcut URL?

Due to some reason when our traditional way of navigation does not work, the shortcut URL is the only way to proceed on otherwise we need to take PowerShell approach which needs coding effort.  There are many scenarios where traditional navigation fails (in exceptional scenarios not always ). For example – we need to change the master page – for this even though the SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure” is activated in site collection level but we won’t be seeing the change master page UI from the Site setting page – in this case we need to access the shortcut URL of changing the master page. One more example – in many cases due to browser rendering issue we won’t be able click on the edit page link to modify the web part – then we need to access the web part page URL directly. 

So if we are handy with shortcut URLs – we can navigate to any administrative page directly.

 

Step by step explanation of shortcut URL

In the below process, we’ll learn about the various SharePoint administrative pages and their usages.

1. Page Name:  Site Settings

Description : This is to manage the site settings.
Url: /_layouts/settings.aspx
Syntax: “/_layouts/settings.aspx”
Example: “https://sprnd.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite001/_layouts/settings.aspx”
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2 Page Name: Site Contents

Description : This is to view the site contents, example: List/Library etc.
Url: /_layouts/viewlsts.aspx
Syntax: “/_layouts/viewlsts.aspx”
Example: ” https://sprnd.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite001/_layouts/viewlsts.aspx”

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3. Page Name: Site Content and Structure Manager

Description : This is to view the site report and hierarchy of the sites.
Url: /_layouts/sitemanager.aspx
Syntax: “/_layouts/sitemanager.aspx”
Example: “https://sprnd.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite001/_layouts/sitemanager.aspx”

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4. Page Name: Solution Gallery

Description : This is to manage the solution(sandbox) – we can upload or delete or activate solution.
Url: /_catalogs/solutions/
Syntax: ” /_catalogs/solutions/”
Example: “https://sprnd.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite001/_catalogs/solutions/”

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5. Page Name: Site Content Types

Description : This is a center place to manage the content type, here we can create, delete content type etc.
Url: /_layouts/mngctype.aspx
Syntax: “/_layouts/mngctype.aspx”
Example: ” https://sprnd.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite001/_layouts/mngctype.aspx/

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6. Page Name: Site Collection Level Recycle Bin

Description : This is the place where site collection administrator can manage the recycle bin data at the site collection level.
Url: /_layouts/15/AdminRecycleBin.aspx
Syntax: “/_layouts/15/AdminRecycleBin.aspx”

Notes:

  1. First Stage Recycle Bin:/_layouts/15/AdminRecycleBin.aspx?View=1
  2. Second Stage Recycle Bin:/_layouts/15/AdminRecycleBin.aspx?View=2
  3. The default retention time for both first and second stage recycle bin is 93 days.

Example:  “https://sprnd.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite001/_layouts/15/AdminRecycleBin.aspx”

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7. Page Name: Manage Site Columns

Description : This is the place where we can create,update,delete site columns and assign the columns to content type.
Url: /_layouts/mngfield.aspx
Syntax: “/_layouts/mngfield.aspx

Example: “https://sprnd.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite001/_layouts/mngfield.aspx”

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8. Page Name: Site Level Recycle Bin

Description : This is called site or user level recycle bin, using this page end user can restore their deleted items.
Url: /_layouts/RecycleBin.aspx
Syntax: “/_layouts/RecycleBin.aspx”

Example: “https://sprnd.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite001/_layouts/RecycleBin.aspx”

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9. Page Name: User Alerts

Description : Using this page we can mange the site level alerts.
Url: /_layouts/sitesubs.aspx
Syntax: “/_layouts/sitesubs.aspx”

Example: “https://sprnd.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite001/_layouts/sitesubs.aspx”

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10. Page Name: Quick Launch settings

Description : Using this page we can configure and manage navigation in quick launch.
Url: /_layouts/quiklnch.aspx
Syntax: “/_layouts/quiklnch.aspx”

Example: “https://sprnd.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite001/_layouts/quiklnch.aspx”

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11. Page Name: Navigation Settings

Description : Using this page we can configure and manage the global navigation.
Url: /_layouts/15/AreaNavigationSettings.aspx
Syntax:”/_layouts/15/AreaNavigationSettings.aspx

Example: “https://sprnd.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite001/_layouts/15/AreaNavigationSettings.aspx”

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12. Page Name: Site Usage

Description : This gives the summary of web analytical reports for the site.
Url: “/_layouts/usage.aspx”
Syntax: “/_layouts/usage.aspx”

Example: “https://sprnd.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite001/_layouts/usage.aspx”

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13. Page Name: Site Collection Features

Description : Using this page we can manage the site collection level features.
Url: /_layouts/ManageFeatures.aspx?Scope=Site
Syntax:”/_layouts/ManageFeatures.aspx?Scope=Site”

Note:

Here “Site” is a case sensitive, it should be same as above “Site

Example: “https://sprnd.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite001/_layouts/15/ManageFeatures.aspx?Scope=Site”

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14. Page Name: Site Features

Description : Using this page we can manage the site(web) level feature.
Url: /_layouts/15/ManageFeatures.aspx?Scope=Web or /_layouts/15/ManageFeatures.aspx

Syntax:/_layouts/15/ManageFeatures.aspx?Scope=Web

Note:

Here “Web” is a case sensitive, it should be same as above “Web

Example: “https://sprnd.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite001/_layouts/15/ManageFeatures.aspx?Scope=Web”

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15. Page Name: SharePoint Server Version

Description : This will give the information about which version of SharePoint server is running.
Url:/_vti_pvt/Service.cnf

Syntax:

SharePoint on-premise:

“https://<Your SharePoint domain name>/_vti_pvt/service.cnf”

SharePoint Online:

“https://<Your SharePoint Online Tenant Name>.sharepoint.com/_vti_pvt/service.cnf”

Example: “https://globalsharepoint.sharepoint.com/_vti_pvt/service.cnf”

SharePoint Version

 

16. Page Name: Web Part Page Maintenance

Description : Using this page we can maintain the web part like add, delete etc.
Url:   ?Contents=1

Syntax:?Contents=1

Example: “https://sprnd.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite001?Contents=1

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17. Page Name: Change Site Master Page

Description : Using this page we can change site master and system master page and also css file.
Url:” /_layouts/ChangeSiteMasterPage.aspx”

Syntax:”>Site URL>/_layouts/ChangeSiteMasterPage.aspx”

Notes:

  1. Site Master Page represents for user.
  2. System Master Page represents for Administrator.
  3. To open this URL successfully we must activate the site collection level feature “SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure” otherwise we’ll get error.

Example:“https://sprnd.sharepoint.com/sites/TestCSC/_layouts/ChangeSiteMasterPage.aspx

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18. Page Name: Create

Description : A master place to create all types of SharePoint objects like –  Libraries, Custom Lists, Pages and Sites, Communication and Tracking.
Url: /_layouts/15/create.aspx

Syntax:”/_layouts/15/create.aspx”

Example: https://sprnd.sharepoint.com/sites/TestCSC/_layouts/15/create.aspx”

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19. Page Name: Audit Report

Description : Using this report page we can generate or export all types of events occurred in the SharePoint list/library etc. to excel.
Url: “/_layouts/15/Reporting.aspx?Category=Auditing”

Syntax:”/_layouts/15/Reporting.aspx?Category=Auditing”

Example: “https://globalsharepoint.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite/_layouts/15/Reporting.aspx?Category=Auditing

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20. Page Name: Storage Matrix

Description : Using this report page we can see which list or library has consumed how much memory in a site collection and gives information about total occupied GB and allocated GB with the last modified date time information.

Url: “/_layouts/15/storman.aspx”

Syntax:”/_layouts/15/storman.aspx”

Example: “https://globalsharepoint.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite/_layouts/15/storman.aspx

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21. Page Name: Site Hierarchy

Description : Using this page we can list out all sites and sub sites and manage those sites from here.

Url: “/_layouts/15/vsubwebs.aspx”

Syntax:”/_layouts/15/vsubwebs.aspx”

Example: “https://globalsharepoint.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite/_layouts/15/vsubwebs.aspx

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22. Page Name:  Enable Filter to the list view thru browser

Description : If we want to apply filter to the list/library view directly thru the URL , just at the end of the URL, we need to append the below.

Url: “?filter=1”

Syntax:”<List/Library URL>?filter=1″

Example: “https://globalsharepoint.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite/Shared%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx?filter=1

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23. Page Name: Your Apps

Description :  Using this page we can add SharePoint inbuilt app like list/library, SharePoint Store apps and also we can mange the app license.

Url: “/_layouts/15/addanapp.aspx”

Syntax:”<List/Library URL>/_layouts/15/addanapp.aspx”

Example: “https://globalsharepoint.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite/_layouts/15/addanapp.aspx

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24. Page Name: Apps Registration

Description :  Using this page we can generate the app client id and client secret id, these id will be used while authenticating the SharePoint from other environment example : Azure .

Url: “/_layouts/15/appregnew.aspx”

Syntax:”/_layouts/15/appregnew.aspx”

Example: “https://globalsharepoint.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite/_layouts/15/appregnew.aspx

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25. Page Name:  Taxonomy Hidden List

Description : This is a hidden list – when we deal with managed metadata columns, sometimes we may need to refer this list.

Url: “/lists/taxonomyhiddenlist/allItems.aspx”

Syntax:”/lists/taxonomyhiddenlist/allItems.aspx”

Example: “https://globalsharepoint.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite/lists/taxonomyhiddenlist/allItems.aspx

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26. Page Name: Web part page edit mode

Description : Using this page directly we can open the web part page in edit mode and add the web part into the page.

Url: “?toolpaneview=2”

Syntax:”?toolpaneview=2″

Example: “https://globalsharepoint.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite/SitePages/Test%20Web%20Part%20Page.aspx?toolpaneview=2

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27. Page Name: Site save as template

Description : Using this page we can create template out of existing site and using the created template we can create other new sites.

Url: “/_layouts/15/savetmpl.aspx”

Syntax:”/_layouts/15/savetmpl.aspx”

Example: “https://globalsharepoint.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite/_layouts/15/savetmpl.aspx”

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28. Page Name: User Information List

Description : This is a hidden list -using this page we can get all users details. For example if we want get particular user details based on the ID using REST query, we need to hit this list.

Url: “/_catalogs/users/detail.aspx”

Syntax:”/_catalogs/users/detail.aspx”

Example: “https://globalsharepoint.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite/_catalogs/users/detail.aspx”

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29. Page Name: Master Page Gallery

Description : This is the master page gallery – using this library we can manage all master pages to the site.

Url: “/_catalogs/masterpage/Forms/AllItems.aspx”

Syntax:”/_catalogs/masterpage/Forms/AllItems.aspx”

Example: “https://globalsharepoint.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite/_catalogs/masterpage/Forms/AllItems.aspx”

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29. Page Name: Site Collection Administrators

Description : This is site collection administrator page where we can assign site collection administrator role to the user . This shortcut URL will be helpful when sometimes due to some reason we won’t be able to navigate to this page thru site setting navigation.

Url: “/_layouts/15/mngsiteadmin.aspx”

Syntax:”/_layouts/15/mngsiteadmin.aspx”

Example: “https://globalsharepoint.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite/_layouts/15/mngsiteadmin.aspx”

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30. Page Name: All People

Description : Using this page we can delete user from site collection..

Url: “/_layouts/15/people.aspx?MembershipGroupId=0”

Syntax:”/_layouts/15/people.aspx?MembershipGroupId=0″

Example: “https://globalsharepoint.sharepoint.com/sites/TestSite/_layouts/15/people.aspx?MembershipGroupId=0”

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Shortcut URLs Table

No Page Name Page Url
1 Site Settings /_layouts/settings.aspx
2 Site Contents /_layouts/viewlsts.aspx
3 Site Content and Structure Manager /_layouts/sitemanager.aspx
4 Solution Gallery /_catalogs/solutions/
5 Site Content Types /_layouts/mngctype.aspx
6 Site Collection Level Recycle Bin /_layouts/15/AdminRecycleBin.aspx

First Stage Recycle Bin:

/_layouts/15/AdminRecycleBin.aspx?View=1

Second Stage Recycle Bin:

/_layouts/15/AdminRecycleBin.aspx?View=2

7 Manage Site Columns /_layouts/mngfield.aspx
8 Site Level Recycle Bin /_layouts/RecycleBin.aspx
9 User Alerts /_layouts/sitesubs.aspx
10 Quick Launch settings /_layouts/quiklnch.aspx
11 Navigation Settings /_layouts/15/AreaNavigationSettings.aspx
12 Site Usage /_layouts/usage.aspx
13 Site Collection Features /_layouts/ManageFeatures.aspx?Scope=Site

Note: Here “Site” is case sensitive, it should be same as above “Site

14 Site Features /_layouts/15/ManageFeatures.aspx?Scope=Web

or

/_layouts/15/ManageFeatures.aspx

Note: Like above here also “Web” is case sensitive, it should be same as above “Web

15 SharePoint Server Version /_vti_pvt/Service.cnf

Note: This url only will work in SharePoint On-Premise .

16 Web Part Page Maintenance ?Contents=1
17 Change Site Master Page /_layouts/ChangeSiteMasterPage.aspx

Note:

To open this url successfully we must activate the site collection level feature “SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure” otherwise we’ll get error.

18 Create /_layouts/15/create.aspx
19 Audit Report /_layouts/15/Reporting.aspx?Category=Auditing
20 Storage Matrix /_layouts/15/storman.aspx
21 Site Hierarchy /_layouts/15/vsubwebs.aspx
22 Enable Filter to the list view thru browser ?filter=1
23 Your Apps /_layouts/15/addanapp.aspx
24 Apps Registration /_layouts/15/appregnew.aspx
25 Taxonomy Hidden List /lists/taxonomyhiddenlist/allItems.aspx
26 Web part page edit mode ?toolpaneview=2
27 Site save as template /_layouts/15/savetmpl.aspx
28 User Information List /_catalogs/users/detail.aspx
29 Master Page Gallery /_catalogs/masterpage/Forms/AllItems.aspx
30 Site Collection Administrators /_layouts/15/mngsiteadmin.aspx
31 All People /_layouts/15/people.aspx?MembershipGroupId=0

Notes:

  1. The above URLs will work in all the versions of SharePoint except some URLs those are only compatible with SharePoint Online.
  2. Based on the version of SharePoint we need to change the layout path like below: 2.1 SharePoint Online,SharePoint 2016/2013=15  2.2 SharePoint 2010=14 2.3 SharePoint 2007=12

Summary – What we had here?

Hence, in this article we have learned about the SharePoint shortcut URLs and their usages, I will keep updating this article whenever I see the new one.