All the ways to check a SharePoint site’s size

While cloud storage is often boasted to be infinite by some, this is not the case. Despite that, the potential capacity to utilize is far beyond what a single person could exhaust easily. This applies to Microsoft SharePoint as well. Except that, being for businesses, while still a challenge, it’s more probable for your allocated storage capacity to be exhausted. Therefore, it’s good practice to occasionally check up on your consumption of space.


  1. Open the site you’d like to check
  2. Use the cog to access the site actions
  3. Select site settings
    • If the option is not present proceed to site contents
    • From site permissions access site settings
  4. Select storage metrics under site collection administration
  5. Observe your storage capacity and consumption

In the segment below you may find a step-by-step walkthrough with images. This demo aims to provide a more comprehensive explanation of the solution for those who are not confident in their abilities with the computer, or otherwise found the initial simplified explanation insufficient. Thus, we recommend giving it a read.


  1. Demo | Checking a SharePoint Online site’s size
  2. Endnote | Recap & Farewell

Demo | Checking a SharePoint Online site’s size

Step 1 – Open your SharePoint site

Whether you’re checking a hub-site or sub-site shouldn’t matter. You will be able to follow along with us all the same regardless. To keep things simple, we will be using a basic site with minimal content and no sub-sites.

Step 2 – Access site contents

If you see the option Site settings, click it. This will allow you to skip step 2 (this) and step 3. However, if you do not see the Site settings option, instead select Site contents and proceed to step 3.

Step 3 – Access site settings

Ignoring the rest of the contents page, look to the ribbon/action bar and select the Site settings option- it’s prefixed with a cog icon.

Step 4 – Access storage metrics via site collection administration

Among the various option categories you will find Site Collection Administration. Look through its options. Find and select Storage Metrics.

Step 5 – Check your site size

To the far right of the Storage Metrics header is a searchbar with the site size and consumed space displayed below. Refer to it.



Finite in space, like other cloud storage platforms, your SharePoint site has a size that cannot be expired. Thus it’s important to remain aware of it, and how much of it remains, if you’d like to avoid potentially running into issues later. Fortunately, a SharePoint site’s size can be examined quickly by accessing the site settings’ storage metrics page. Within the storage metrics page, your site’s size and consumed storage is displayed alongside a bar intended to illustrate the same metrics.


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