Drive resource type

The drive resource is the top level object representing a user's OneDrive or a document library in SharePoint.

OneDrive users will always have at least one drive available, their default drive. Users without a OneDrive license may not have a default drive available.

JSON representation

Here is a JSON representation of a drive resource.

The drive resource is derived from baseItem and inherits properties from that resource.

  "id": "string (identifier)",
  "driveType": "string",
  "owner": {"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.identitySet"},
  "quota": {"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.quota"},
  "sharepointIds": { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.sharepointIds" },

  /* relationships */
  "root": {"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.driveItem" },
  "items": [ {"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.driveItem" }],
  "special": [ {"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.driveItem" }],

  /* inherited from baseItem */
  "createdBy": { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.identitySet" },
  "createdDateTime": "datetime",
  "description": "string",
  "lastModifiedBy": { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.identitySet" },
  "lastModifiedDateTime": "datetime",
  "name": "string",
  "webUrl": "url"


Property Type Description
id String The unique identifier of the drive. Read-only.
createdBy identitySet Identity of the user, device, or application which created the item. Read-only.
createdDateTime dateTimeOffset Date and time of item creation. Read-only.
driveType String Describes the type of drive represented by this resource. OneDrive personal drives will return personal. OneDrive for Business will return business. SharePoint document libraries will return documentLibrary. Read-only.
lastModifiedBy identitySet Identity of the user, device, and application which last modified the item. Read-only.
lastModifiedDateTime dateTimeOffset Date and time the item was last modified. Read-only.
name string The name of the item. Read-write.
owner identitySet Optional. The user account that owns the drive. Read-only.
quota quota Optional. Information about the drive's storage space quota. Read-only.
sharepointIds sharepointIds Returns identifiers useful for SharePoint REST compatibility. Read-only.
webUrl string (url) URL that displays the resource in the browser. Read-only.


Relationship Type Description
items driveitem collection All items contained in the drive. Read-only. Nullable.
root driveitem The root folder of the drive. Read-only.
special driveitem collection Collection of common folders available in OneDrive. Read-only. Nullable.


The following methods are available for drive resources.

Method REST Path
Get user's default drive GET /me/drive
Get another user's drive GET /users/{user-id}/drive
Get root folder for a drive GET /drives/{drive-id}/root
List items in a drive GET /me/drive/root/children
List changes in a drive GET /me/drive/root/delta
Search items in a drive GET /me/drive/search(q='text')