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I am trying to prevent a few users to being able to upload new documents to the document library.

How do I disable "new document" in the document library for specific users without hiding the button since other people are allowed to upload documents? Is there a way to restrict a few users access?

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Yes, you can restrict a few users to upload or add a new document by managing unique permission for your library as the following:

  • Go to your library > Library Setting.
  • Click on Permissions for this document library
  • From the above Ribbon, > Click on Stop the inheritance.

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  • Then click to Grant Permission to provide a unique permission for specific

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  • Provide the required users and select View Only Permission Level

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OutPut

There is no New document or upload document with View Only Permission Level

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Note: You can create a group and add these users and then grant View Only Permission Level for this group instead to do this one by one for each user.

  • What happen if the user is in another group that can approval? Would this specific permission gets priority? Thanks. – Kevin .NET Mar 14 '18 at 3:19

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