SharePoint 2016 Hives


In SharePoint 2016 HIVE folder “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions”

There are 3 number folders:

  • 14
  • 15
  • 16

So now, where the “/_layouts/” folder mapped?

Layouts Path Virtual Directory

Physical Folder

http://<SHAREPOINT>/_layouts/

HIVE 14
Folder

http://<SHAREPOINT>/15/_layouts/

HIVE 16 Folder

 

So,

15 folder was added for compatibility backward with v15 sites.

 

You can discover this using IIS as following

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