The Explorer allows you to navigate your connections, target objects, and manage your environments.
- You are connected to your site collection(s), Microsoft 365 Admin center, or SharePoint central admin.
- You have site collection admin permissions on your targeted site collection(s).
- Site collection admin permissions are required even if you have higher admin privileges like SharePoint admin or Global admin permissions. For more information click here.
- The Azure the ShareGate migration tool application must be consented on your Microsoft 365 tenant if you want to manage your Microsoft 365 groups.
Tip: To manage all your site collections, you can connect to your central admin or admin center with SharePoint admin, Farm admin or Global admin permissions.
Once you have connected to one or multiple environments, you can select whether to view one or all of them by selecting from the drop-down.
To disconnect from an environment, click disconnect.
To refresh an environment, hover your cursor over the name and click the refresh icon .
You can add an additional connection by clicking Add Connection. For more on connecting to an environment, see this page.
You can search by name or by URL. You can also select multiple search items by hovering over the results and clicking to add or with CTRL + click.
To complete the search press Enter on your keyboard or click the search icon.
The Explorer list allows you to easily navigate your connected environments and explore the different objects (Web Applications, Site Collections, Sites, Documents, etc.).
To drill down, double-click on an object or use the Navigate button that appears when you hover your cursor over the object.
You can drill down as far as possible using this method. To go back to a previous level, click on the desired object in the breadcrumb.
The Quick actions menu is always available in the right pane. You can also access a contextual menu by right-clicking an object or by clicking the ellipsis (...) symbol to the right of the breadcrumbs.
Select one or multiple Filters to display specific object types.
Oversee objects in your environment, run security reports, change site settings, and handle membership and permissions, among other things, with the Quick action menu.
You can find the Quick actions menu at the right of your objects list in Explorer and the results screen of most reports.
The quick actions menu is contextual. Only the options available for your selected object(s) will appear.
For more information, see Quick actions menu overview.