Get file statistics API

Applies to:

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API description

Retrieves the statistics for the given file.


  1. Rate limitations for this API are 100 calls per minute and 1500 calls per hour.
  2. The maximum value for lookbackhours is 720 Hours(30 days).


One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Use Microsoft Defender for Endpoint APIs

Permission type Permission Permission display name
Application File.Read.All 'Read file profiles'
Delegated (work or school account) File.Read.All 'Read file profiles'


When obtaining a token using user credentials:

  • The user needs to have at least the following role permission: 'View Data' (For more information, see Create and manage roles)

HTTP request

GET /api/files/{id}/stats

Request headers

Name Type Description
Authorization String Bearer {token}. Required.

Request URI parameters

Name Type Description
lookBackHours Int32 Defines the hours we search back to get the statistics. Defaults to 30 days. Optional.

Request body



If successful and file exists - 200 OK with statistical data in the body. If file does not exist - 404 Not Found.


Request example

Here's an example of the request.


Response example

Here's an example of the response.

    "@odata.context": "$metadata#microsoft.windowsDefenderATP.api.InOrgFileStats",
    "sha1": "0991a395da64e1c5fbe8732ed11e6be064081d9f",
    "organizationPrevalence": 14850,
    "orgFirstSeen": "2019-12-07T13:44:16Z",
    "orgLastSeen": "2020-01-06T13:39:36Z",
    "globallyPrevalence": 705012,
    "globalFirstObserved": "2015-03-19T12:20:07.3432441Z",
    "globalLastObserved": "2020-01-06T13:39:36Z",
    "topFileNames": [


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