I have looked to try and link to the "Upload new Document" form for my Shared Documents from my home page but have had a lot of trouble. I am unsure of what other posts are saying when they mention SharePoint Server.

The link to the library whose "Upload new Document" form I want to access is here:


I have tried to follow this post: Create link to "new item" form but my GUID has '%' signs instead of dashes and I am unsure of what the SharePOint "server" is.


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The link you refer has your answer, with only a small tweak, if you are in SP2013. Your url should be as follows:


Note that 2013 uses /_layouts/15/Upload.aspx, whereas 2010 used /_layouts/Upload.aspx.

You can get your library guid by going to the list settings for the library, and looking for List=%7BXXXXXXXX%2DXXXX%2DXXXX%2DXXXX%2DXXXXXXXXXXXX%7D. Note that it contains %7B,%2D and %7D. These are merely the encoded forms of {, - and } respectively. You can unencode them using a site like this, or you can paste that in, so that the url looks like this:


Either will work.

  • Cool! I got it to work... I now only wish that when the document gets checked in that it would go back to the home page
    – Julio
    Jul 27, 2015 at 19:46
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    Add &Source=<your home page url> to your url.
    – wjervis
    Jul 27, 2015 at 19:48

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