Being working on SharePoint for last one decade, I always use shortcut to reach out to different content. Shortcut means typing URLs directly in address bar instead of going through site navigation. My most favorite URLs which I used most are /_layouts/15/viewlsts.aspx and /_layouts/15/settings.aspx.

There are couple of important URLs or pages which you need to navigate but you can forgot the navigation path, just like updating the default security groups for a site. The directly page link is not listed in site settings but you can access that directly through URL. Similarly navigating to Master page or site navigation page directly if publishing feature is not enabled. This can be called as tips and tricks for SharePoint.

In this blog post I am sharing list of pages which are important for performing different tasks.

Title Page URL
User Information List _catalogs/users or _catalogs/users/simple.aspx
Master Pages library /_catalogs/masterpage/Forms/AllItems.aspx
Site Content /_layouts/15/Viewlsts.aspx
Site Settings /_layouts/15/Settings.aspx
Save Site as a template /_layouts/15/savetmpl.aspx
Welcome Page (home page settings) /_layouts/15/AreaWelcomePage.aspx
Navigation Settings page /_layouts/15/AreaNavigationSettings.aspx
Quick Launch settings /_layouts/15/quiklnch.aspx
Site content and structure /_layouts/15/sitemanager.aspx
Change Site Master Page /_layouts/15/ChangeSiteMasterPage.aspx
Page Layouts and Site Templates /_Layouts/15/AreaTemplateSettings.aspx
Navigation Settings page /_layouts/15/AreaNavigationSettings.aspx
Quick Launch settings /_layouts/15/quiklnch.aspx
Site level recycle bin /_layouts/15/RecycleBin.aspx
Site collection level recycle bin /_layouts/15/AdminRecycleBin.aspx
Second Stage Recycle Bin /_layouts/15/AdminRecycleBin.aspx?View=2
Reset default SharePoint security groups for site /_layouts/15/permsetup.aspx
Site Collection Administrators /_layouts/15/mngsiteadmin.aspx
SharePoint Groups /_layouts/15/groups.aspx
SharePoint People and Groups /_layouts/15/people.aspx
Delete user from Site collection /_layouts/15/people.aspx?MembershipGroupId=0
Design Manager /_layouts/15/DesignWelcomePage.aspx
Workflow history hidden list /lists/Workflow History
Site usage page

SharePoint Online/2019


Old usage report page


Manage site collection features /_layouts/ManageFeatures.aspx?Scope=Site
Manage site features /_layouts/15/ManageFeatures.aspx
Web Part Maintenance Page ?Contents=1
SharePoint server version detail /_vti_pvt/Service.cnf
Showing Page in Dialog View ?isdlg=1
Application page for registering SharePoint apps /_layouts/15/appregnew.aspx
Quick Deploy List /quick deploy items/allitems.aspx
Open Page in Edit Mode ?toolpaneview=2
Taxonomy Hidden List /lists/taxonomyhiddenlist/allItems.aspx
Site hierarchy page /_layouts/15/vsubwebs.aspx
Create page for Lists, libraries and sites (old) /_layouts/15/create.aspx
SharePoint Add new App /_layouts/15/addanapp.aspx
Add filter columns on list view page ?filter=1
Registering SharePoint apps /_layouts/15/appregnew.aspx
Storage Matrix page /_layouts/15/storman.aspx
Audit report page /_layouts/15/Reporting.aspx?Category=Auditing

This all URLs are available in will work SharePoint online, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint 2019. Just remove /15 from URL if you are using SharePoint 2010 or MOSS 2007.

SharePoint important urls

Adnan is six time Microsoft MVP (Since 2015) with over 16 years of extensive experience with major expertise on SharePoint, SharePoint based development, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams, .Net Platform and Microsoft BI. He is currently working Sr Microsoft Consultant at Olive + Goose. He is MCT Regional Lead for Pakistan Chapter since 2012. He is working on SharePoint for past 12 years and worked on different intranet/intranet solutions for private & govt. sector majorly in United states and Gulf region and have experience of working with multiple Fortune 500 companies. He is a trainer, technology evangelist and also speaks in community forums.

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