Get all the files and folders in the library of SharePoint Online site with one request

Kelly 81 Reputation points
2021-11-22T14:30:30.107+00:00

I am getting the files of a folder using this: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/api/driveitem-list-children?view=graph-rest-1.0&tabs=http. This works fine for me.

But the endpoint can only get the files in the first level, it cannot get the files in the subfolders. I need to loop through all the folders to get the files, this is not an option.

My library is like this: foler ->subfolder ->sub subfolder ->files. All the folders have files and subfolders. I just want to get all the files using one request. Is it possible?

Kelly

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  1. MichaelHan-MSFT 18,001 Reputation points
    2021-11-23T05:39:55.84+00:00

    Hi @Kelly ,

    As a workaround, you could get all the list items in the library using this endpoint:

    https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/sites/{site-id}/lists/{list-id}/items?$expand=driveItem  
    

    In the response, it would contaion all the files and folders in the specifice library.


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