In case when SharePoint content access account has full permissions to all files share, if user who has permissions to only one folder will be able to see rest of folders and will have access to it?


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No - the results will be security trimmed and you only see what you would see when you directly access a fileshare.

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    BUT... your crawl account should be configured for READ, not full access, particularly for SharePoint Content Sources. Jun 28, 2014 at 11:33
  • That answer isn't true necessarily. From what I am seeing in my search results, you can still see files on a file server but get "Page Not Found" when trying to access them without permissions on the file share folder..Perhaps I am missing some configuration
    – user48406
    Nov 2, 2015 at 19:01
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    @John M - then something is wrong, that is not the standard behaviour. Open a new question. Nov 3, 2015 at 17:40

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