SharePoint 2010 URL Tricks You Need To Know

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Most of the time you can do what you need to do within SharePoint using the standard interface. There are times when this isn’t quite good enough and it’s useful to manually change a URL to use a specific SharePoint feature.

There are a number of URL tricks you can use to get to parts of the system that the interface doesn’t support or you can’t use for whatever reason. Obviously you still need the appropriate permissions to access the pages or perform related actions.

Pages

The following options relate to page operations. The right hand column contains the text you can append to the end of a page URL that ends in .aspx.

Add webparts (browse) ?ToolPaneView=2
Add webparts (search) ?ToolPaneView=3
Dialog Mode (no site header) ?IsDlg=true
Mobile View ?mobile=1
Webpart Maintenance Mode ?contents=1

Site Management

The following options relate to site operations. The right hand column contains the text you can append to the end of a site URL that ends in a forward slash (/).

Create New Site Content _layouts/create.aspx
Manage People _layouts/people.aspx
Manage User Permissions _layouts/user.aspx
Manage Site Collection Administrators _layouts/mngsiteadmin.aspx
Navigation Settings _layouts/AreaNavigationSettings.aspx
Recycle Bin _layouts/AdminRecycleBin.aspx
Site Column Gallery _layouts/mngfield.aspx
Site Content Types _layouts/mngctype.aspx
Site Settings _layouts/settings.aspx
User Alerts _layouts/sitesubs.aspx
View All Site Content _layouts/viewlsts.aspx
Workflows _layouts/wrkmng.aspx

Lists

The following options relate to list operations. The right hand column contains the text you can append to the end of a list URL that ends in a forward slash (/).

Filter a list AllItems.aspx?FilterField1=fieldName&FilterValue1=value

Galleries

The following options relate to site galleries. The right hand column contains the text you can append to the end of a site URL that ends in a forward slash (/).

List Template Gallery _catalogs/lt
Master Page Gallery _catalogs/masterpage
Site Template Gallery _catalogs/wt
User Information List _catalogs/users/simple.aspx
Webpart Gallery _catalogs/wp

Surveys

The following options relate to site surveys. The right hand column contains the text you can append to the end of a survey URL that looks like http://myserver/MySurvey/

Standard Survey Page Overview.aspx
Survey Response Form NewForm.aspx
Dialog Mode (no site header) NewForm.aspx?IsDlg=true
Thank you Page NewForm.aspx?Source=THANKYOUURL
where THANKYOUURL is a URL Encoded link to your thankyou page.

Many of these URL fragments worked on SharePoint 2007 and may work on SharePoint 2013.

If there are any I’ve missed leave a comment and I’ll update the page.

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