Update DriveItem properties

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.

Update the metadata for a DriveItem by ID or path.

You can also use update to move an item to another parent by updating the item's parentReference property.


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

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

HTTP request

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

Request headers

Name Type Description
if-match String If this request header is included and the eTag (or cTag) provided does not match the current eTag on the folder, a 412 Precondition Failed response is returned.

Request body

In the request body, supply the values for properties that should be updated. Existing properties that are not included in the request body will maintain their previous values or be recalculated based on changes to other property values. For best performance your app should not include properties that haven't changed.


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


This example renames the driveItem.

PATCH /me/drive/items/{item-id}
Content-type: application/json

    "name": "new-file-name.docx"

The following example shows the response. This response is truncated for readability.

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

    "name": "new-file-name.docx",
    "file": { }