How to get list name using its guid in CSOM powershell

I tried:


But this is not working. Please suggest.

3 Answers 3


Convert string to guide before passing it getlistbyid

$guid = [GUID] ("guidnumber")

You need to make sure there are not special chars in GUID.

An example for you:

Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\16\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll"  
Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\16\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime.dll"  

$siteURL = "https://xxx.sharepoint.com/sites/xx"  
$userId = "[email protected]"  
$pwd = Read-Host -Prompt "Enter password" -AsSecureString  
$creds = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.SharePointOnlineCredentials($userId, $pwd)  
$ctx = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientContext($siteURL)  
$ctx.credentials = $creds  
    $lists = $ctx.web.Lists  
    #$list = $lists.GetByTitle("list666")  
    $guid = [GUID] ("8A3AE548-0F20-4705-A047-5CF855543704")
    $list = $lists.GetById($guid)


    write-host "$($_.Exception.Message)" -foregroundcolor red  

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This code works in Powershell:

Add-PSSnapin "Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell"
$spWeb = Get-SPWeb "https://your.sharepoint.url/any-site/"

# If the GUID is a string, set a GUID Powershell object:
$spListGUID = [GUID]"{ABCD1234-AB12-AB12-AB12-ABCDEF123456}"

#Get the list via its GUID:
$spList = $spWeb.Lists[$spListGUID]

Write-Host "List Title: " $spList.Title

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