A list of Sharepoint Virtual File paths

This will start out to be an incomplete list, but should grow with time.
Last update Feb 10th 2016.

These are links that are sometimes handy to have when the UI doesn’t display them.

Path and file explanation
_layouts/viewlists.aspx Same as site actions->View all content
_catalogs/masterpage/Forms/AllItems.aspx View master pages for this site collection.
_layouts/changesitemasterpage.aspx Changes the master page for the site collection (must be called from the site collection url, not a subweb url)
_layouts/permsetup.aspx assings the 3 magic groups to a sharepoint web called from a web or subweb url
_layouts/chkperm.aspx Check user permissions and group membership in given Web *
_catalogs/lt/Forms/AllItems.aspx List template Gallery
_catalogs/solutions/Forms/AllItems.aspx Site Template (/Solutions) Gallery
_catalogs/users/simple.aspx This looks at the secret internal users list on a site collection – I had to do this once when dealing with an Active Directory migration and having duplicate users show up when they should not.
_layouts/settings.aspx Site Settings
_layouts/user.aspx A list of all groups and users in a given Site
_layouts/groups.aspx A list of all groups in a given Site Collection
_layouts/AreaTemplateSettings.aspx This screen chooses what site templates are available when creating a new site in a given site collection
_layouts/quiklnch.aspx An almost odd list view of the quick launch items –
but not the one you get to from site settings.
This is linked to from the “getting started” web part.
_layouts/qlreord.aspx Same as above – this one lets you sort the quick launch items.
_layouts/AdminRecycleBin.aspx End User Recycle Bin.
_layouts/AdminRecycleBin.aspx?View=2 Deleted from End User Recycle Bin.
Pagename.aspx?contents=1 View the web parts on a page – good for times when a web part keeps a page from rendering in normal mode.
_Layouts/appinv.aspx view details about an app (2013/2016/SPO)

* Thanks to reader Jacek Bulwan for submitting this one!

3 thoughts on “A list of Sharepoint Virtual File paths

    1. Thanks for submitting this to sharepointjack.com, I’ve added the link and gave you thanks under the table of SP Virtual File Paths

  1. Thanks a lot for such a vital information.
    I came to know another application page which can be used to grant permission to a user/group.

    Application page name – “_layouts/15/aclinv.aspx”

    Sachin Jain

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