I'm using SharePoint form Microsoft 365

I have created site and added some members. I created a library on it, but I would like that only some persons have access to certain subfolders inside (not all site members). I have read about breaking inheritance, and granting excusive permissions on folders, but, as far as I can see, on 365 I can only do it at library level, not subfolder or item level.

Is there a way to perform this on 365, or using different libraries is the better (or even unique) approach to perform this?


You can break permissions inheritance and grant excusive permissions on folders as well in SharePoint online.

Follow below steps:

  1. Go to document library

  2. Click on ellipsis (...) - three dots next to folder name & select Manage access

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  3. It will open a panel at right side of screen. Scroll to the bottom of panel & click on Advanced link

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  4. It will open permissions page for that particular folder where you can break permissions & grant permissions to users/groups

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Also, if you are going to have fix set of subfolders (not going to increase in future) & there are only few subfolders, you can manage this using different libraries as well. Permissions management will be easier using this approach than creating subfolders inside only one library.

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    Can't belive I didn't see it! :( Thanks!
    – Kaikus
    Jul 23 at 8:39

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