Is it possible to create access / permission level where user can view / create / upload files Online, but not sync a folder / library?

  • No, the sync proces is an automated proces of what a user can do. Jan 5, 2016 at 14:02

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No, but the alternative is to go to the library and go into the Library Settings. From there go to the Advanced Settings and scroll down to Offline Client Availability. Set this to No and click OK.

This will block all users from being able to sync that particular library.

  • Thanks :) it works .. but if I want to set the permissions for stopping a folder in the library to sync but it should be visible in the Web ... is it possible ?
    – Man SP
    Jan 6, 2016 at 19:05
  • Disabling syncing should have no impact on the folder visibility Jan 6, 2016 at 19:18
  • If I have 3 folders in the document library FOLDER A FOLDER B FOLDER C and Offline Client Availability YES (default ) but will not allow FOLDER A in the document library from syncas but everything else syncas as usual , it is possible ? Thanks again
    – Man SP
    Jan 6, 2016 at 19:38

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