Get contactFolder

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Get a contact folder by using the contact folder ID.

There are two scenarios where an app can get another user's contact folder:

  • If the app has application permissions, or,
  • If the app has the appropriate delegated permissions from one user, and another user has shared a contact folder with that user, or, has given delegated access to that user. See details and an example.

This API is available in the following national cloud deployments.

Global service US Government L4 US Government L5 (DOD) China operated by 21Vianet


Choose the permission or permissions marked as least privileged for this API. Use a higher privileged permission or permissions only if your app requires it. For details about delegated and application permissions, see Permission types. To learn more about these permissions, see the permissions reference.

Permission type Least privileged permissions Higher privileged permissions
Delegated (work or school account) Contacts.Read Contacts.ReadWrite
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Contacts.Read Contacts.ReadWrite
Application Contacts.Read Contacts.ReadWrite

HTTP request

GET /me/contactFolders/{id}
GET /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/contactFolders/{id}

Optional query parameters

This method supports the OData Query Parameters to help customize the response.

Request headers

Name Type Description
Authorization string Bearer {token}. Required. Learn more about authentication and authorization.

Request body

Don't supply a request body for this method.


If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and contactFolder object in the response body.



The following example shows a request.


The following example shows the response. Note: The response object shown here might be shortened for readability.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json

  "displayName": "Finance",
  "id": "AAMkAGI2TKI5AAA=",
  "parentFolderId": "AAMkAGI2AAEOAAA="