Get SharePoint List Guid via Browser

So, you want (for many possible reasons) to know the GUID that is associated with a List in your SharePoint. Worry not! It is amazingly simple – once you know the trick.
Go to the List and List Settings. Right click on “Title, description and navigation” (see image below).

Then, paste it into your favorite text editor (Notepad, NotePad++, etc). Cut the whole portion after “List=”. What you just cut is the URL encoded GUID for the list! Now use whatever tool you like to decode the value. If you don’t have a tool, check out

And Whamo! You’ve now got the GUID for you list. Piece of cake!
Hope this is helpful.


About lelandholmquest

After serving in the Navy as a Reactor Operator on fast attack submarines, I earned both a Bachelor's and Masters in Information Technology from American InterContinental University and am currently working on my doctorate. I have a beautiful wife and two of the sweetest daughters a man could ask for. And I work for the greatest company: Microsoft. At Microsoft I work on the knowledge management system for Microsoft Services: Campus on Office 365.
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