How can I modify permissions for documents?

When I have a folder with documents (A,B,C,D,E). I want that only user A and user B can see documents ABC, user C can see all of them and user D can see only documents AE.

The problem is that I can share only whole folder and I dont want to make three folders with almost same documents.

  • break permission inheritance for documents and grant unique permissions for the same. Commented Jul 16, 2018 at 12:19

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Create one group in SharePoint Permission and add everyone.

Now in SharePoint document library, create individual folder permission.

For document 'A' folder add UserA, UserB & UserC, UserD

For document 'B' folder add UserA, UserB & UserC

For document 'C' folder add User Group from permission group.

For document 'D' folder add UserA & userE

For document 'E' folder add UserD

  • But thats the problem. I dont want to make 5 folders and have like 3 copies of a single document. I want one folder with 5 documents. Dream would be something like ill share this folder to groupA and thel will see onle documents ABC but when i share the same folder to a groupB they will see document D
    – Vistex
    Commented Jul 16, 2018 at 13:31
  • UserA in the sense one user or more than one person??
    – san
    Commented Jul 17, 2018 at 4:04
  • I wanted to point it out simply thats why I used only "user". Sometimes "userA" could be just one user but most likely it would be more than one.
    – Vistex
    Commented Jul 17, 2018 at 7:54
  • May be, There is no directly link to exclude the user from SharePoint groups..
    – san
    Commented Jul 18, 2018 at 4:01
  • Its getting cofused. Lets say that i have a folder with 5 documents (ABCDE) and 3 groups. I want that group 1 would see documets AB, group 2 documents CD and group 3 all of them. Can i do it just with breaking permission inheritance or do i have to do something else?
    – Vistex
    Commented Jul 18, 2018 at 8:14

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