I have create four different permissions groups for my form library.

Users: Which have Contribute Privileges

Admin: Which have Contribute Privileges

Approver: Which Have Approver Privileges

Owner: Which have full control

I have noticed that individuals who are in the owner group, such as myself can only see documents which they created, even when they have full control privileges. If I wish to see users documents that were created with contribute privileges, I have to be place in a group with those settings.

Is this correct?

It seems counter-productive for individual with full control privileges to have be in lower permission groups as well.

What am I missing?

2 Answers 2


Check the settings on the library. You may have turned on the setting where users can only view their own items, not others.

  • Where does that exist under in the Library settings?
    – Patrick_J
    Commented Feb 21, 2012 at 19:21

When using Replace Permissions in SharePoint Workflows, you need to add all permission groups of users who will be interacting with the library.

If you leave out a group, their permissions are essential revoked for the library.

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