drive resource type

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.

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.

  "activities": [{"@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.itemActivity"}],
  "id": "string",
  "createdBy": { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.identitySet" },
  "createdDateTime": "string (timestamp)",
  "description": "string",
  "driveType": "personal | business | documentLibrary",
  "following": [ { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.driveItem" } ],
  "items": [ { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.driveItem" } ],
  "lastModifiedBy": { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.identitySet" },
  "lastModifiedDateTime": "string (timestamp)",
  "name": "string",
  "owner": { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.identitySet" },
  "quota": { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.quota" },
  "root": { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.driveItem" },
  "special": [ { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.driveItem" }],
  "system": { "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.systemFacet" },
  "webUrl": "url"


Property Type Description
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.
description String Provide a user-visible description of the drive. Read-write.
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.
id String The unique identifier of the drive. 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.
system systemFacet If present, indicates that this is a system-managed drive. Read-only.
webUrl string (url) URL that displays the resource in the browser. Read-only.


Relationship Type Description
activities itemActivity collection The list of recent activities that took place under this drive.
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.
following DriveItem collection The list of items the user is following. Only in OneDrive for Business.


Common task HTTP method
Get Drive metadata of another Drive GET /drives/{drive-id}
Get root folder for user's default Drive GET /drive/root
List activities under the Drive GET /drive/activities
List followed Items GET /drive/following
List children under the Drive GET /drive/root/children
List changes for all Items in the Drive GET /drive/root/delta
Search for Items in the Drive GET /drive/root/search
Access special folder GET /drive/special/{name}

In the previous table, the examples use /drive, but other paths are valid too.