Get SharePoint List GUID in SharePoint 2013 Classic

The purpose of the global unique identifier (GUID) is for Microsoft developers to locate sources. Developers need GUID for various Microsoft entities like Word document, programs, list, records, and more. In this blog, we’ll focus on how to determine the GUID for lists in SharePoint 2013 Classic.


1. Navigate to the SharePoint site where the target list resides.
2. On the upper-right corner of the screen, click the gear icon then select Site Contents.

3. Search for the list name and click the tile.
4. On the SharePoint ribbon on top of your screen, click the List tab then select List Settings.

5. Under the general settings, right click the Audience targeting settings and select Copy Link Address.

6. Using any text editor tool like Notepad, paste the copied link address. It should look like this /_layouts/ListEnableTargeting.aspx?List={db27f9ad-395b-4268-aeb7-16e86e544c85}
7. Your list GUID should be everything that follows the substring List=

Note: In this case, your list GUID should be {db27f9ad-395b-4268-aeb7-16e86e544c85}

There you go. We hope we helped you identify your list GUID in SharePoint 2013 Classic. Do you have any other way of getting List GUID? Let us know in the comment section below.

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