Get Directory Properties
Updated: August 4, 2015
The Get Directory Properties operation returns all system properties for the specified directory, and can also be used to check the existence of a directory. The data returned does not include the files in the directory or any subdirectories.
The Get Directory Properties request may be constructed as follows. HTTPS is recommended.
Replace the path components shown in the request URI with your own, as follows:
The name of your storage account.
The name of your file share.
Optional. The path to the parent directory.
The name of the directory.
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. 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 authentication scheme, account name, and signature. For more information, see Authentication for the Azure Storage Services.
Date or x-ms-date
Required. Specifies the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) for the request. For more information, see Authentication for the Azure Storage Services.
Required for all authenticated requests, optional for anonymous requests. Specifies the version of the operation to use for this request. For more information, see Versioning for the Azure Storage Services.
HEAD https://myaccount.file.core.windows.net/myshare/myparentdirectorypath/mydirectory?restype=directory HTTP/1.1 Request Headers: x-ms-version: 2015-02-21 x-ms-date: <date> Authorization: SharedKey myaccount:Z5043vY9MesKNh0PNtksNc9nbXSSqGHueE00JdjidOQ=
The response includes an HTTP status code and a set of response headers.
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 may also include additional standard HTTP headers. All standard headers conform to the HTTP/1.1 protocol specification.
The ETag contains a value that you can use to perform operations conditionally, in quotes.
Returns the date and time the Directory was last modified. The date format follows RFC 1123. For more information, see Representation of Date/Time Values in Headers. Operations on files within the directory do not affect the last modified time of the directory.
A set of name-value pairs that contain metadata for the directory.
Returns the unique identifier of the request, in order to troubleshoot 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.
Response Status: HTTP/1.1 200 OK Response Headers: Transfer-Encoding: chunked Date: <date> ETag: "0x8CAFB82EFF70C46" Last-Modified: <date> x-ms-version: 2015-02-21 Server: Windows-Azure-File/1.0 Microsoft-HTTPAPI/2.0
Only the account owner may call this operation.
If the specified directory path does not exist the request will fail with status code 404 (Not Found).