Update DriveItem properties

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Update the metadata for a driveItem by ID or path.

You can also use update to move an item to another parent by updating the item's parentReference property.

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) Files.ReadWrite Files.ReadWrite.All, Sites.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Files.ReadWrite Files.ReadWrite.All
Application Files.ReadWrite.All Sites.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

PATCH /drives/{drive-id}/items/{item-id}
PATCH /groups/{group-id}/drive/items/{item-id}
PATCH /me/drive/items/{item-id}
PATCH /sites/{site-id}/drive/items/{item-id}
PATCH /users/{user-id}/drive/items/{item-id}

Optional request headers

Name Type Description
if-match String If this request header is included and the eTag (or cTag) provided does not match the current eTag on the folder, a 412 Precondition Failed response is returned.

Request body

In the request body, supply the values for properties that should be updated.

Existing properties that are not included in the request body will maintain their previous values or be recalculated based on changes to other property values. For best performance your app should not include properties that haven't changed.


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


This example renames the DriveItem resource to "new-file-name.docx".

PATCH /me/drive/items/{item-id}
Content-type: application/json

  "name": "new-file-name.docx"


If successful, this method returns an driveItem resource in the response body.

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

  "name": "new-file-name.docx",
  "file": { }

Error responses

See Error Responses for details about how errors are returned.