I was editing the permissions for a folder on sharepoint, and accidentally gave it no permissions. And error came up, and now the folder is gone.

Is there anyway to salvage the folder?


  • what was the error btw? Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 12:29

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You can login with Site collection administrator or with System account/App pool account to give back the permissions.

  • I should have full admin access to the site, is this enough? I think I deleted myself, by taking off folder owners, too.
    – Jay
    Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 12:04
  • Login with site collection admin and check
    – Aanchal
    Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 12:07
  • @Jay There's a difference between having Full Control and being a site collection administrator. The Site Collection Admin will be able to salvage this situation; ask him or her.
    – wjervis
    Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 12:32

You can check your site's recycle bin for the missing folder. You can also restore the items from the recycle bin as well.

  • Thank you, I did not know there was a recycle folder. However it is not there.
    – Jay
    Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 12:05

You can check site Collection Recycle Bin as well. It may be there.

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