Get a DriveItem resource

Important: APIs under the /beta version in Microsoft Graph are in preview and are subject to change. Use of these APIs in production applications is not supported.

Retrieve the metadata for a DriveItem in a Drive by file system path or ID.


One of the following scopes is required to execute this API:

  • Files.Read
  • Files.ReadWrite
  • Files.Read.All
  • Files.ReadWrite.All
  • Sites.Read.All
  • Sites.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

GET /me/drive/items/{item-id}
GET /me/drive/root:/{item-path}
GET /drives/{drive-id}/items/{item-id}
GET /groups/{group-id}/drive/items/{item-id}

Optional query parameters

This method supports the OData Query Parameters to help customize the response.

Request headers

Name Value Description
if-none-match String If this request header is included and the eTag (or cTag) provided matches the current tag on the file, an HTTP 304 Not Modified response is returned.

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.


If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and the DriveItem resource in the response body.



Here is an example of the request to the root folder of the user's OneDrive.


Here is an example of the response.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json

  "createdBy": {
      "user": {
          "id": "efee1b77-fb3b-4f65-99d6-274c11914d12",
          "displayName": "Ryan Gregg"
  "createdDateTime": "2016-03-21T20:01:37Z",
  "cTag": "\"c:{86EB4C8E-D20D-46B9-AD41-23B8868DDA8A},0\"",
  "eTag": "\"{86EB4C8E-D20D-46B9-AD41-23B8868DDA8A},1\"",
  "folder": { "childCount": 120 },
  "lastModifiedBy": {
      "user": {
          "id": "efee1b77-fb3b-4f65-99d6-274c11914d12",
          "displayName": "Ryan Gregg"
  "lastModifiedDateTime": "2016-03-21T20:01:37Z",
  "name": "OneDrive",
  "root": { },
  "size": 157286400,
  "webUrl": ""


You can use the $expand query string parameter to include the children of an item in the same call as retrieving the metadata of an item if the item has a children relationship.