Get list of all hidden lists in a SharePoint Site

You can hide lists and libraries in a SharePoint site using SharePoint designer or PowerShell cmdlet which can be using for different operations. There are several hidden lists in SharePoint which exists in a SharePoint site just like workflow history list, User Information list and many others which have different usage in SharePoint. Below screenshot shows the list of hidden SharePoint lists which an be found at the root site.

PowerShell Script to generate report of hidden lists

Below is a simple PowerShell script which I used to generate report of hidden lists. I have written a function GetHiddenListDetail which take the site url and return the list of all hidden list on that specific site.

Use below cmdlet for executing the above function, in below cmdlet I have added the site URL and used grid view to show the data.

Get Hidden lists using PowerShell

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Adnan Amin
Adnan is two time SharePoint MVP (Most Valuable Professional) with over 12 years of extensive experience with major expertise on SharePoint Server, Office 365, .Net Platform and Microsoft BI. He is currently working SharePoint Architect at FMT Consultants. He is MCT Regional Lead for Pakistan Chapter since 2012. He is working on SharePoint for past nine years and worked on different intranet/intranet solutions for private & govt. sector majorly in Gulf region, which include OOB and customized solutions. He is a trainer, technology evangelist and also speaks in community forums.

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