List Shares operation returns a list of the shares and share snapshots under the specified account. While this API is fully supported, this is a legacy management API. We recommend using File Shares - List provided by the storage resource provider (Microsoft.Storage) instead. To learn more about programmatically interacting with
FileShare resources using the storage resource provider, see Operations on FileShares.
|Enabled file share protocol||Available|
List Shares request may be constructed as follows. HTTPS is recommended.
|Method||Request URI||HTTP version|
Replace the path components shown in the request URI with your own, as follows:
||The name of your storage account.|
For details on path naming restrictions, see Naming and Referencing Shares, Directories, Files, and Metadata.
The following additional parameters may be specified on the request URI.
||Optional. Filters the results to return only shares whose name begins with the specified prefix.|
||Optional. A string value that identifies the portion of the list to be returned with the next list operation. The operation returns a marker value within the response body if the list returned was not complete. The marker value may then be used in a subsequent call to request the next set of list items.
The marker value is opaque to the client.
||Optional. Specifies the maximum number of shares to return. If the request does not specify
||Optional. Specifies one or more datasets to include in the response:
To specify more than one of these options on the URI, you must separate each option with a URL-encoded comma ("%82").
All metadata names must adhere to the naming conventions for C# identifiers.
||Optional. The timeout parameter is expressed in seconds. For more information, see Setting Timeouts for File Service Operations.|
The following table describes required and optional request headers.
||Required. Specifies the authorization scheme, account name, and signature. For more information, see Authorize requests to Azure Storage.|
||Required. Specifies the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) for the request. For more information, see Authorize requests to Azure Storage.|
||Required for all authorized requests. Specifies the version of the operation to use for this request. For more information, see Versioning for the Azure Storage Services.|
||Optional. Provides a client-generated, opaque value with a 1 KiB character limit that is recorded in the analytics logs when storage analytics logging is enabled. Using this header is highly recommended for correlating client-side activities with requests received by the server. For more information, see Monitoring Azure Blob storage.|
The response includes an HTTP status code, a set of response headers, and a response body in XML format.
A successful operation returns status code 200 (OK).
For information about status codes, see Status and Error Codes.
The response for this operation includes the following headers. The response also includes additional standard HTTP headers. All standard headers conform to the HTTP/1.1 protocol specification.
||Standard HTTP/1.1 header. Specifies the format in which the results are returned. Currently, this value is application/xml.|
||This header uniquely identifies the request that was made and can be used for troubleshooting the request. For more information, see Troubleshooting API Operations.|
||Indicates the version of the File service used to execute the request.|
||A UTC date/time value generated by the service that indicates the time at which the response was initiated.|
||This header can be used to troubleshoot requests and corresponding responses. The value of this header is equal to the value of the
The format of the response body is as follows.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <EnumerationResults AccountName="https://myaccount.file.core.windows.net"> <Prefix>string-value</Prefix> <Marker>string-value</Marker> <MaxResults>int-value</MaxResults> <Shares> <Share> <Name>share-name</Name> <Snapshot>Date-Time Value</Snapshot> <Version>01D2AC0C18EDFE36</Version> <Deleted>true</Deleted> <Properties> <Last-Modified>date/time-value</Last-Modified> <Etag>etag</Etag> <Quota>max-share-size</Quota> <DeletedTime>Mon, 24 Aug 2020 04:56:10 GMT</DeletedTime> <RemainingRetentionDays>360</RemainingRetentionDays> <AccessTier>TransactionOptimized</AccessTier> <AccessTierChangeTime>Mon, 24 Aug 2020 03:56:10 GMT</AccessTierChangeTime> <AccessTierTransitionState>pending-from-cool</AccessTierTransitionState> <EnabledProtocols>SMB</EnabledProtocols> </Properties> <Metadata> <metadata-name>value</metadata-name> </Metadata> </Share> </Shares> <NextMarker>marker-value</NextMarker> </EnumerationResults>
EnabledProtocolselement appears in the response body only in versions 2020-02-10 and later.
RootSquashelement appears in the response body only in versions 2020-02-10 and later when the enabled protocols contain NFS.
Quotaelement appears in the response body only in versions 2015-02-21 and later.
RemainingRetentionDayselements appears in the response body only in versions 2019-12-12 and later.
MaxResultselements are only present if they were specified on the URI. The
NextMarkerelement has a value only if the list results are not complete.
Metadataelement is present only if the
include=metadataparameter was specified on the URI. Within the
Metadataelement, the value of each name-value pair is listed within an element corresponding to the pair's name.
Snapshotsare included in the response only if the
include=snapshotsparameter was specified with the include parameter on the request URI.
AccessTierelement holds the tier of the share. If the share's tier has not been changed, this property will be the default tier
TransactionOptimizedon general purpose version 2 (GPv2) storage accounts and
Premiumon FileStorage storage accounts. Note that FileStorage storage accounts only support the
AccessTierChangeTimeelement is present only if the access tier on the share is explicitly set.
AccessTierTransitionStateelement is present only if the share is transitioning from one tier to another. It indicates the tier it is transitioning from.
See the Sample request and response section later in this topic.
Only the account owner may call this operation.
If you specify a value for the
maxresults parameter and the number of shares to return exceeds this value, or exceeds the default value for
maxresults, the response body will contain a
NextMarker element that indicates the next share to return on a subsequent request. To return the next set of items, specify the value of
NextMarker as the marker parameter on the URI for the subsequent request.
Note that the value of
NextMarker should be treated as opaque.
Shares are listed in alphabetical order in the response body.
List Shares operation times out after 30 seconds.
Sample request and response
The following sample URI requests the list of shares for an account, setting the maximum results to return for the initial operation to 3.
GET https://myaccount.file.core.windows.net/?comp=list&maxresults=3&include=snapshots HTTP/1.1
The request is sent with these headers:
x-ms-version: 2020-02-10 x-ms-date: <date> Authorization: SharedKey myaccount:CY1OP3O3jGFpYFbTCBimLn0Xov0vt0khH/D5Gy0fXvg=
The status code and response headers are returned as follows:
HTTP/1.1 200 OK Transfer-Encoding: chunked Content-Type: application/xml Date: <date> x-ms-version: 2020-02-10 Server: Windows-Azure-File/1.0 Microsoft-HTTPAPI/2.0
The response XML for this request is as follows. Note that the
NextMarker element follows the set of shares and includes the name of the next share to be returned.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <EnumerationResults ServiceEndpoint=" https://myaccount.file.core.windows.net"> <MaxResults>3</MaxResults> <Shares> <Share> <Name>audio</Name> <Properties> <Last-Modified><date></Last-Modified> <Etag>0x8CACB9BD7C6B1B2</Etag> <Quota>55</Quota> <AccessTier>Premium</AccessTier> <EnabledProtocols>SMB</EnabledProtocols> </Properties> </Share> <Share> <Name>images</Name> <Properties> <Last-Modified><date></Last-Modified> <Etag>0x8CACB9BD7C1EEEC</Etag> <AccessTier>Premium</AccessTier> <EnabledProtocols>SMB</EnabledProtocols> </Properties> </Share> <Share> <Name>textfiles</Name> <Snapshot>2017-05-12T20:52:22.0000000Z</Snapshot> <Properties> <Last-Modified><date></Last-Modified> <Etag>0x8D3F2E1A9D14700</Etag> <Quota>30</Quota> <AccessTier>Premium</AccessTier> <EnabledProtocols>NFS</EnabledProtocols> <RootSquash>RootSquash</RootSquash> </Properties> </Share> <Share> <Name>textfiles</Name> <Properties> <Last-Modified><date></Last-Modified> <Etag>0x8CACB9BD7BACAC3</Etag> <Quota>30</Quota> <AccessTier>Premium</AccessTier> <EnabledProtocols>NFS</EnabledProtocols> <RootSquash>AllSquash</RootSquash> </Properties> </Share> </Shares> <NextMarker>video</NextMarker> </EnumerationResults>
The subsequent list operation specifies the marker on the request URI, as follows. The next set of results is returned beginning with the share specified by the marker.