I have a list in Office 365

There are 70 items in it

But in the site content it keeps showing 76

What is causing this difference?

Its not a document library and there are no folders in the list


You may use REST API by appending _api/web/lists/GetByTitle('MyList')/Items to the Site collection url to get all items in the list. Example usage is : http://mydomain/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('MyList')/Items

This will get all the list items in xml feed view. Currently I had 5 items in the list and the list items are shown along with their id. You can cross check and see what is causing the variance. enter image description here

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  • it only shows 70 and not the count that is shown in site contents – Vignesh Subramanian Aug 2 '17 at 12:48
  • Check if there are items with unique permissions which is not visible to end users. Are you the site admin ? – Priyaranjan KS Aug 2 '17 at 12:54

Normally what happens here is that there are documents in the library that were uploaded for the first time and never checked in, so only the owner of the files can see them no matter the view or permissions you have.

You can access the Library settings and then click on "Manage checked out files" / "Manage files which have no checked in version" and you will probably see the remaining files of the total number of items that SharePoint is seeing. Please refer to the below URL :


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