I have noticed that it's possible to manage permissions at an item level in folder lists (open a folder list, click on an item, go to 'shared with', then click 'advanced', and here you are).

Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be possible with folders inside a regular list. When I go into a regular list, click on an item, go to 'shared with', the 'advanced' button simply isn't there.

Is there something I have to do in order to make it available ?

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To enable unique permissions for list items you should follow

  1. Using the ellipse menu - Select Manage Permissions
  2. Then from ribbon click on - Break Inheritance
  3. Now remove the existing permission & Grant new permission

Note - When you click on "Stop Inheriting Permission" following popup will appear.

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If you read it, it says LIST ITEM.

  • But isn't that how to get global permission management for all the list ? I'm not trying to set permissions on all the items of a list, I'm trying to set unique permissions on a single item from a list. I tried just breaking the inheritance on list level, but the 'advanced' button in the sharing settings for each individual item of the list still doesn't appear: the items themselves still inherits their permission from their list. Commented Mar 30, 2015 at 13:51
  • No, if you can do this for item level. See my updated screen shot. Commented Mar 30, 2015 at 13:53
  • Alright, thank you ! My guess is that the "Manage Permission" entry from the ellipse menu doesn't appear on my interface. I do have a "Shared with..." entry that shows a pop-up with the people having access to the item. In the folder lists, that pop-up has an advanced button that leads to the permission interface (where the ribbon has the 'break inheritance' button). In my regular list, that pop-up has no advanced button. I was fairly certain I was using Sharepoint 2013, but it might actually be Sharepoint 2010... I don't even know how to check that ! Commented Mar 30, 2015 at 14:01

I've found "a" solution the my problem, though it only allows me to set permission: it doesn't solve the fact that there's no button to access the permission interface for some items.

Despite the fact that the interface might not be accessible through a link, one can still directly get it through an URL.


  • Replace #{list_guid} by the list GUID.
  • Replace #{item_id} by the ID of the item.

And you're good to go.

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