I want to restore a broken inheritance in a folder level is it possible to do so?

My permission have changed all over the site.

  • Do you want inherited permissions to your library? Was that library having permissions inheritance broken?
    – Gaurravs
    Commented Jun 1, 2016 at 10:24
  • yes,because they are not there.
    – lizzy1
    Commented Jun 1, 2016 at 10:36
  • Have you tried Delete Unique Permissions for that folder ?
    – Yayati
    Commented Jun 1, 2016 at 11:09
  • thanks Yayati it restores the removed users that are from the parent site..you a star.
    – lizzy1
    Commented Jun 1, 2016 at 11:26
  • Welcome. Also posted the same as answer below. Please mark as answer if it solved your problem.
    – Yayati
    Commented Jun 1, 2016 at 13:00

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To remove Unique permissions on a folder, perform following steps:

  1. Click on ... to open ECB menu for that folder.
  2. Click on Shared With --> Advanced.
  3. Click Delete Unique Permissions in the top ribbon of the page.
  4. Click OK. The status bar for the folder now reports “This folder inherits permissions from its parent.” The name of the parent appears next to the updated status.

For detailed information go through this link : https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Edit-permissions-for-a-list-library-or-survey-02D770F3-59EB-4910-A608-5F84CC297782?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US&fromAR=1

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