List children of a driveItem

Return a collection of DriveItems in the children relationship of a DriveItem.

DriveItems with a non-null folder or package facet can have one or more child DriveItems.

Permissions

One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) Files.Read, Files.ReadWrite, Files.Read.All, Files.ReadWrite.All, Sites.Read.All, Sites.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Files.Read, Files.ReadWrite, Files.Read.All, Files.ReadWrite.All
Application Files.Read.All, Files.ReadWrite.All, Sites.Read.All, Sites.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

GET /drives/{drive-id}/items/{item-id}/children
GET /groups/{group-id}/drive/items/{item-id}/children
GET /me/drive/items/{item-id}/children
GET /sites/{site-id}/drive/items/{item-id}/children
GET /users/{user-id}/drive/items/{item-id}/children

Optional query parameters

This method supports the $expand, $select, $skipToken, $top and $orderby OData query parameters to customize the response.

Optional request headers

Header name Value Description
if-none-match etag 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.

Examples

List children in the root of the current user's drive

To retrieve files in the root of the drive, use the root relationship on the drive, then access the children relationship.

GET /me/drive/root/children

List children of a DriveItem with a known ID

To retrieve files in the root of the drive, use the root relationship on the drive, then access the children relationship.

GET /drives/{drive-id}/items/{item-id}/children

List children of a DriveItem with a known path

GET /drives/{drive-id}/root:/{path-relative-to-root}:/children

Response

If successful, this method returns the list of items in the children collection of the target item. The children collection will be composed of driveItem resources.

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

{
  "value": [
    {"name": "myfile.jpg", "size": 2048, "file": {} },
    {"name": "Documents", "folder": { "childCount": 4} },
    {"name": "Photos", "folder": { "childCount": 203} },
    {"name": "my sheet(1).xlsx", "size": 197 }
  ],
  "@odata.nextLink": "https://..."
}

Note: If a collection exceeds the default page size (200 items), the @odata.nextLink property is returned in the response to indicate more items are available and provide the request URL for the next page of items.

You can control the page size through optional query string parameters

Error responses

See Error Responses for more info about how errors are returned.