Export SharePoint Solution (wsp) file

In many cases and before we deploy any new changes to SharePoint, we would like to take a backup of existing solution for rollback scenarios.

To export or save the WSP file from SharePoint, you can use the below Power Shell script

$farm = Get-SPFarm
$file = $farm.Solutions.Item("MyFirstSP.wsp").SolutionFile



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




HIVE 16 Folder



15 folder was added for compatibility backward with v15 sites.


You can discover this using IIS as following

Create Custom SharePoint 2016 List

To create a custom SharePoint list, please follow the below steps:

Go to Settings Gear >> Site contents

Click on add an app

Click on Custom List

Add your list name, consider it like a table in SQL Server and then click Create


After SharePoint create you list, you find your list as below


Click on your list name, in our case Customers

Now, you can create by clicking on “new item

Fill the required data and click on Save