Get a driveItem resource

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Retrieve the metadata for a driveItem in a drive by file system path or ID. item-id is the ID of a driveItem. It may also be the unique ID of a SharePoint list item.

This API is supported in the following national cloud deployments.

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


One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) Files.Read, Files.ReadWrite, Files.Read.All, Files.ReadWrite.All, Sites.Read.All, Sites.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Files.Read, Files.ReadWrite, Files.Read.All, Files.ReadWrite.All
Application Files.Read.All, Files.ReadWrite.All, Sites.Read.All, Sites.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

GET /drives/{drive-id}/items/{item-id}
GET /drives/{drive-id}/root:/{item-path}
GET /groups/{group-id}/drive/items/{item-id}
GET /groups/{group-id}/drive/root:/{item-path}
GET /me/drive/items/{item-id}
GET /me/drive/root:/{item-path}
GET /sites/{site-id}/drive/items/{item-id}
GET /sites/{site-id}/drive/root:/{item-path}
GET /sites/{site-id}/lists/{list-id}/items/{item-id}/driveItem
GET /users/{user-id}/drive/items/{item-id}
GET /users/{user-id}/drive/root:/{item-path}

Optional query parameters

This method supports the $expand and $select OData query parameters to customize the response.

You can use the $expand query string parameter to include the children of an item in the same call as retrieving the metadata of an item if the item has a children relationship.

You can also use the includeDeletedItems=true query parameter to return deleted items. This query parameter is only valid when targeting a driveItem by ID, and otherwise will be ignored. This is currently only supported on OneDrive Personal.

Optional request headers

Name Value Description
if-none-match String If this request header is included and the eTag (or cTag) provided matches the current tag on the file, an HTTP 304 Not Modified response is returned.


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



Here is an example of the request to the root folder of the user's OneDrive.

GET /me/drive/root


Here is an example of the response.

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

  "createdBy": {
      "user": {
          "id": "efee1b77-fb3b-4f65-99d6-274c11914d12",
          "displayName": "Ryan Gregg"
  "createdDateTime": "2016-03-21T20:01:37Z",
  "cTag": "\"c:{86EB4C8E-D20D-46B9-AD41-23B8868DDA8A},0\"",
  "eTag": "\"{86EB4C8E-D20D-46B9-AD41-23B8868DDA8A},1\"",
  "folder": { "childCount": 120 },
  "lastModifiedBy": {
      "user": {
          "id": "efee1b77-fb3b-4f65-99d6-274c11914d12",
          "displayName": "Ryan Gregg"
  "lastModifiedDateTime": "2016-03-21T20:01:37Z",
  "name": "OneDrive",
  "root": { },
  "size": 157286400,
  "webUrl": ""

See also

For details about how errors are returned, see Error responses.