Is there an easy way to access History list, than to type URL?

  • From SPD or VS? You need more detail in your question. What are you trying to achieve? Mar 11, 2010 at 8:47

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I think you mean if there is an easy way to navigate to the Default View for the History List, using the browser?

I believe the History List is a hidden list, so I don't expect you to find any hyperlinks pointing to it.

You could add the link yourself (i.e. add to quicklaunch), either through the UI or create a Feature if you want a more global and reusable solution.

  • Got you...guess using a feature to add it in quicklaunch should do. I was just thinking if I can reach it somehow through UI. Thanks Anyways.
    – Anonymous
    Mar 11, 2010 at 12:24
  • As far as I know you should be able to add your own links to the quick launch through the UI, but if you want to have this link on all sites in a site collection you would probably want to automate the process of adding the link. Mar 12, 2010 at 16:05
  • The URL to get to that list is: https://<yoursite>Lists/Workflow%20History/AllItems.aspx See my answer below.
    – lwbecker2
    Mar 13, 2014 at 21:08

The Workflow history list is hidden. But that doesn't mean you can't browse to it if you know the URL.


Will give you access.

You can also unhide the list temporarily with Powershell:

 $web = get-spweb  https://<sharepointsitename>
 $web.Lists["Workflow History"]
 $wfhistory = $web.Lists["Workflow History"]
 $wfhistory.Hidden = $false

Then you can see the workflow history under View All Site Content at https:///_layouts/viewlsts.aspx

After you are done:

$wfhistory.Hidden = $true

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