There are certain lesser-known URL suffixes that can be quite useful in SharePoint, such as


for web part maintenance and


for displaying usage statistics.

Does anybody have anymore of these, or is there a listing already available? Specifically I am interested in pages that are not easily accessible from the GUI (such as site settings).

Thanks in advance.

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    I will convert this to a community wiki due to its open-ended-ness – Robert Lindgren May 9 '14 at 8:14

Here's one that's useful when you want to put a Web Part page into edit mode but you don't have the option in the UI:


I explain it more fully in this post: http://sympmarc.com/2010/10/27/add-web-parts-to-sharepoint-forms-without-sharepoint-designer/


[url]?IsDlg=1 renders the page in dialog mode (no navigation).

[url]?mobile=0 renders the desktop page on a mobile device.

[ListViewURL]?FilterField1=fieldName&FilterValue1=value filters a list view (can be extended to FilterFieldnn).


Let's start with

{PageUrl}/_layouts/settings.aspx (for site settings)
{PageUrl}/_layouts/viewlsts.aspx (for Site content)
{PageUrl}/_layouts/sitemanager.aspx (for content and structure)
{PageUrl}/_Layouts/ChangeSiteMasterPage.aspx (switch master page)
  • Fair enough, but I was enquiring about the less obvious ones which can not be easily accessed via the GUI (such as site settings etc). – StrongBad May 9 '14 at 8:28
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    To be fair, Usage Details in your post is also accessible (at least a very similar one through "Site Web Analytics reports" and "Site Collection Web Analytics reports" in Site settings ;) And master page link is not there in Site settings without publishing enabled on the site (works for 2010) – Robert Lindgren May 9 '14 at 8:31
  1. User information List _catalogs/users/simple.aspx
  2. Taxonomy Hidden List Lists/TaxonomyHiddenList/AllItems.aspx
  3. owssvr.dll suffixes like:

The following example creates a new Custom list named "Employees" on a site called STSWeb1: http://STSWeb1/_vti_bin/owssvr.dll?Cmd=NewList&ListTemplate=100&Title=Employees&LangID=1033

This example displays the Discussions list as a CAML file: http://STSWeb1/_vti_bin/owssvr.dll?Cmd=Display&List=Discussions&XMLDATA=TRUE

The next example exports the Discussions list to a Microsoft Excel worksheet. Note that the unique GUID for the associated view must be assigned to the View parameter.


Refer http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd588673(v=office.11).aspx for OWSSVR.dll suffixes


http://{hostname}/{catalog site}/_layouts/15/appinv.aspx - Grant permission to an app page. Refer an article Create a workflow with elevated permissions by using the SharePoint 2013 Workflow platform for a details.


My favorite:


And sometimes useful:


This is used to open the "Save site as template" form, which is unavailable, if the publishing feature is enabled. For more information look here.

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