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How do I view details about an item on SharePoint?

Published: 19 October 2021 Last updated: 21 December 2021

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SharePoint allows you to access a variety of information about files and folders stored within document libraries.

Hover cards

If you hover your mouse over an office document within a SharePoint document library, a hover card will appear displaying the following information:

  • Total number of views
  • Who has viewed the document

File and folder details

You can access more information about a file or folder via the Details pane.

  1. Right click on the item you want to see information about.
  2. Select ‘Details’ from the menu.

The details pane will open on the right-hand side.

Available information:

  • Total number of views
  • Who has access
  • Properties
  • Activity
  • File path
  • File size

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