I have created a subsite for our finance people and company executives on SharePoint under office 365.

For a specific folder, I removed inheritance and specifically granted permissions to just the few people that need to access it. When I check permissions for other people in the company, they have no access. However, when I check permissions for myself I see this:

Permission levels given to Brian Beaudet: None

The following factors also affect the level of access for Brian Beaudet: A super long list of Allow.

I am listed as the Owner of this particular subsite as well as having the SharePoint administrator role.

How do I exclude myself completely from just this folder so I cannot access sensitive data?


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Admins always can get in. If you want to block admin access, you have two main options:

  1. Use a 3rd party encryption tool
  2. Don't store it in SharePoint

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