31 Useful Famous SharePoint URLs & Locations (increase your productivity in SharePoint On-Premise and O365)

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Today we’ll learn how we can navigate to SharePoint specific page thru the shortcut URL (31 Useful Famous SharePoint URLs & Locations) instead of the traditional way of navigating.

 

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Why do we need to know the 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 them time and increase the productivity instead of going thru the traditional navigation.

Why do we need to know the shortcut URL (Example: SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure)?

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 the 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 to 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 in site settings SharePoint

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”

Site settings page layout in SharePoint online
Site settings page in SharePoint online

2 Page Name: Site contents URL sharepoint

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”

Site contents URL SharePoint
Site contents URL SharePoint

3. Page Name: Site content and structure in Sharepoint Online

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”

Site content and structure in SharePoint Online
Site content and structure in SharePoint Online

4. Page Name: Solution gallery sharepoint online URL

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/”

Solution gallery SharePoint online URL
Solution gallery in SharePoint online URL

 

5. Page Name: Site content type SharePoint online URL

Description: This is a central 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/

Site content type SharePoint online URL
Site content type in SharePoint online URL

6. Page Name: Site collection level recycle bin URL

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 URL: /_layouts/15/AdminRecycleBin.aspx?View=1
  2. Second Stage Recycle Bin URL: /_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”

Site collection level recycle bin URL in SharePoint Online
Site collection level recycle bin URL in SharePoint Online

7. Page Name: Manage site columns URL in SharePoint

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

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

Manage site columns URL in SharePoint
Manage site columns URL in SharePoint

8. Page Name: Site level recycle bin URL in SharePoint online

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

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

Site level recycle bin URL in SharePoint online
Site level recycle bin URL in SharePoint online

9. Page Name: User alerts in SharePoint online URL

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”

User alerts in SharePoint online URL
User alerts URL in SharePoint online

10. Page Name: Quick launch settings sharepoint URL

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”

Quick launch settings SharePoint URL
Quick launch settings URL in SharePoint

 

11. Page Name: Navigation settings in SharePoint online URL

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”

Navigation settings in SharePoint online URL
Navigation settings URL in SharePoint online

12. Page Name: Site usage report SharePoint online URL

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”

Site usage report SharePoint online URL
Site usage report URL in SharePoint online

13. Page Name: Site collection features in SharePoint URL

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”

Site collection features in SharePoint URL
Site collection features URL in SharePoint

14. Page Name: Site features in SharePoint online URL

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”

Site features in SharePoint online URL
Site features URL in SharePoint online

15. Page Name: SharePoint server versions URL

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

Syntax:/_vti_pvt/Service.cnf

SharePoint on-premise:

https:///_vti_pvt/service.cnf”

SharePoint Online:

https://.sharepoint.com/_vti_pvt/service.cnf”

Examplehttps://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 SharePoint 2013 URL

Description: Using this page we can change the 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 the 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 an error.

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

Change site master page SharePoint 2013 URL
Change site master page URL in SharePoint 2013

 

18. Page Name: Create aspx page in SharePoint online

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”

Create aspx page in SharePoint online
Create aspx page in SharePoint online

19. Page Name: SharePoint online audit log reports URL

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

SharePoint online audit log reports URL
SharePoint online audit log reports URL

20. Page Name: SharePoint online storage metrics URL

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

SharePoint online storage metrics URL
SharePoint online storage metrics URL

21. Page Name: Site hierarchy in SharePoint URL

Description: Using this page we can list out all sites and subsites 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

Site hierarchy in SharePoint URL
Site hierarchy URL in SharePoint

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

Description: If we want to apply a 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

Enable Filter to the list view thru browser URL in SharePoint
Enable Filter to the list view thru browser URL in SharePoint

23. Page Name: Your apps in SharePoint online URL

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

Your apps in SharePoint online URL
Your apps in SharePoint online URL

24. Page Name: App registration in SharePoint online URL

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

Url: “/_layouts/15/appregnew.aspx”

Syntax:”/_layouts/15/appregnew.aspx”

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

App registration in SharePoint online URL
App registration URL in SharePoint online

25. Page Name: Taxonomy hidden list SharePoint online URL

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

Taxonomy hidden list SharePoint online URL
Taxonomy hidden list URL in SharePoint online

26. Page Name: Web part page edit mode URL in SharePoint online

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

Web part page edit mode URL in SharePoint online
Web part page edit mode URL in SharePoint online

 

27. Page Name: Save site as template SharePoint online URL

Description: Using this page we can create a template out of the 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&#8221;

Save site as template SharePoint online URL
Save site as template SharePoint online URL

28. Page Name: User information list in SharePoint online URL

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 the 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&#8221;

User information list in SharePoint online URL
User information list in SharePoint online URL

29. Page Name: Master page gallery in SharePoint 2013 URL

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&#8221;

Master page gallery in SharePoint 2013 URL
Master page gallery in SharePoint 2013 URL

29. Page Name: Site collection administrators URL in SharePoint online

Description: This is the 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&#8221;

Site collection administrators URL in SharePoint online
Site collection administrators URL in SharePoint online

30. Page Name: SharePoint “All People” Groups URL

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&#8221;

SharePoint "All People" Groups URL
SharePoint “All People” Groups URL

 

SharePoint Shortcut URL 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 an 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.

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