I want to deny users the ability to create folders at the top level. But in folder level 3, users should be able to create folder to manage documents. Any advice on how to do this?

Level 1 - No new folders
-> Level 2 - No new folders
-> -> Level 3 - Ability to create new folders

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Step 1: For Level 1 - Open Library in the ribbon at top under Library option . There is Share With as shown in below image Level 1 Share With --> Advanced --> Stop inheriting. Here you will manage level 1 permission Stop inheriting permission and give read access.

Step 2: For Level 2 - Click ... next to folder at level 2 and again ... like below image - There you will find Share With from there its same as level 1. There you will manage Level 2 permission. Level 2 Stop inheriting permission and give read access.

Step 3 : For Level 3 - Follow same steps for sub folder level , like level 2. Stop inheriting permission and give Contribute access.

  • Any advice on how to manage those access levels. I tried following other steps, and was unable to accomplish what I was looking for. I am only finding persmission controls for Level 1, not 2 or 3
    – Xtina10
    Aug 5, 2015 at 19:45
  • Modified my answer. Hope it helps . Aug 6, 2015 at 7:22

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