I've been asked to create a document library and restrict it's use to a team of people. I've created the document library and also a SharePoint group with the team members. I'm able to add the group to the library, but the library is still visible for other users outside of the team/permissions group.

What step am I missing or doing wrong? I have gone through the process of "Stop Inheriting Permissions" and then "Granting Permissions" and selecting the group name, but it just isn't working :(

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    Try checking the effective permissions for one of the users who is not supposed to have access. It will tell you why they have rights. – Pete M Jul 3 '15 at 0:13
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    Have you removed existing permission after "Stop Inheriting Permissions" and then added permission to your group? – Kalpesh Vaghela Jul 3 '15 at 3:53
  • Also keep in mind that site collection administrators will be able to see all libraries as well. – DRVR Feb 17 '16 at 4:25

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