I'm pretty new to SharePoint. My work stores a lot of files/folders in SharePoint. I need to change folder permission on multiple sub folders (maybe 3000 sub folders). We do have a folder structure, for example:
Big Folder 1 Main Folder 1> Sub Folder 1, Sub Folder 2, Sub folder 3 Main Folder 2> Sub Folder 1, Sub Folder 2, Sub Folder 3 Big Folder 2 Main Folder 1> Sub Folder 1, Sub Folder 2, Sub folder 3 Main Folder 2> Sub Folder 1, Sub Folder 2, Sub Folder 3
So there are about 50 Big folders and within which there are many Main Folders within which there are 3 sub folders within which there are many files. These sub folders have same name across all the folders. I need everyone to be able to access the Site (which everyone has permission to at the moment) but I just want Sub Folder 3 to be restricted to say 5 specific people.
How do I go about doing this? I could do unique permissions but then I would have to go into all the
sub folders>Manage Permission>Add these five people? And like I said there are over 3000 sub folders.
There must be an easier way to do this. Is there a script I can run that will say look for any folders named "X" and set permissions for "X". Or anyway I can achieve this?
Also, we have a SharePoint person in the company but he isn't very knowledgeable and he hosts the site. If there was a script I could run, would I have to run the script on the server/computer where the SP is being hosted? I have admin access to the SharePoint site.