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Need help with sharepoint project [I'm totally new with Sharepoint]

I'm currently doing an internship with a company (a 7-week internship) and the company has given me an internship project involving the use of Sharepoint. The problem is that out of these 7 weeks I ...
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Hide Site Content in Site Settings for Members or Contributors

Is it possible to Hide Site Content in Site Settings for Members or Contributors? The users need to have contributors access as they would be creating pages but don't want them to see the link. Is ...
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Default Library of SharePoint Online with Approval management - need explanation for permissions?

When using approval management for default library (Shared Documents) for SharePoint Online, it seems that documents are automatically visible to some people and to others not. E.g. I saw that my user ...
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What is the limited access permission?

When I share a folder or file with an user then the user gets automatically also added at the site level with limited access permission. If I remove the access of this user, even then the user ...
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Does restoring file/folder post delete retain the permissions?

When a file/folder is deleted and then restored, then does it retain the permissions? Does the behaviour differ if the inheritence is broken or not?
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Does copying or moving folder/files retain the permissions?

What is the expected permissions behaviour when file/folder is copied or moved? Does permissions get transferred along with the file/folder? Does it matter if the folder has inheritence broken or not?
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SystemUpdate() causes "Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation."

I need to use ".SystemUpdate()" inside Azure Function. I'm getting the token using Resource Owner Password Credentials flow and: After performing SystemUpdate I got "Attempted to ...
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What is the minimum permission needed by user to be able to share files/folders/manage permissions?

What is the minimum permission that a user needs to: Share files/folders Share document library Share site Can user share only files/folders/doc library that was owned by them or can they share it ...
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How to give access to users to the home page?

I have a SharePoint site with multiple document libraries. Permission is broken at the document library level. Various windows groups have been assigned to various document libraries. User can access ...
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Which users have access to the additional items that come with the team site?

Along with a SharePoint team site I get a lot of things like O365 group, mailbox, planner, etc. But who exactly has access to this mailbox, planner, etc? Is it the SharePoint owner, member, visitor or ...
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What is the use case of subsites in SharePoint online?

Instead of subsites, Microsoft recommends having independent site collections and commencing them via hub site. One of core reasons for this seems to be the fact that a sub site by default inherits ...
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How to share sub folders across parent folders with users such that they can access and traverse to the subfolders?

I have a folder hierarchy as explained below: At the top level I have one folder for each client. Example: Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Suzuki, etc Each client folder has subfolder for the parts Dealer. ...
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Where is site collection administrator option in communication site?

Under the site permissions, for a team site I can see the site collection administration. I think this is the case because I'm the O355 group owner. But for communication site I don't get this option. ...
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How to allow Member to share files?

I have assign a test user with member permissions. In the settings, I have enabled the following: allow members to share the site and individual files and folders However, the user cannot share files ...
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Where is the member and owner group membership held in the O365 group that's created for SharePoint teams site?

I have created a SharePoint teams site: test123 As part of this I have got a group called test123 along with mailbox [email protected] In the SharePoint site, when I click on add members button ...
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How to check user permissions to SharePoint folders (with inheritence indicator)?

Via site usage I have run the report that shows me the folder permissions. The problem with this report is that it doesn't tell me if the folder permissions also applies to the sub folder or not. The ...
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Single users permissions on SharePoint

I need advice on how to manage specific folder permissions on a SharePoint site. Users who can edit all will be members of the site, users who can only read everything will be visitors and instead, ...
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How to prevent downloading but allow editing files and folders in Microsoft Teams (SharePoint)

Microsoft Teams has automatically a Guests group to users outside of the organization. I'm looking for a solution where folder with Word and Excel files are for online editing but not right to ...
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Can't add user in SharePoint group

Currently I've been a group owner and have full control permission and I want to add a user to my group, but when I try to add it, I'm facing some issues that I don't have access and I cannot navigate ...
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User getting error when opening SharePoint customized Power Apps form

I have an intake form in PowerApps (SharePoint list form) that is live, and has many users. There are some who are receiving this error when they open the form from SharePoint: I'm not sure why this ...
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What is the best option to list all sub-folders that a user has access to if the user does not have permission on the library or on the root folder

We have the following folder structure inside a SharePoint online site's document library to manage our customers:- Documents CustomerA Main General Specs CustomerB Main General Specs CustomerC ...
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Power Automate HTTP request to get groups and permission levels associated with them

I am using the HTTP request in power automate below to get a list of permissions groups for my site. In addition I would like to get the groups permission level / role id by name. How could this be ...
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Do teams connected SharePoint sites not support direct access/advanced permission management?

Do teams connected SharePoint sites not support direct access/advanced permissions management? Link: Overview of Teams and SharePoint integration. Above link has a table wherein for sharing it only ...
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What is the difference between the members on home page vs members in the site permissions?

On the SharePoint site home page, at the top right, just below the settings (gear) icon I can see the following text: 3 members. When I click on this I can see 3 users: myself with Owner permissions, ...
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Item level permission do not work

I have a list "Staff Contact Information" which is assigned to a user group. I want user to see or edit the item only they were created. So I setup the Item-level Permission to "Read ...
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List permissions in SharePoint Online

I have a list in SharePoint online. The users have a hierarchy that goes like this: Department Owner Group is the owner of this group. I have three other groups - Team 1, Team 2 and Team 3. Each of ...
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Using Sites.Selected with library / list / folder / item scoped permissions

As per the title, is it possible to add let's say read permissions to an app on a site, but only on a specific scope? Also, is it possible to use custom permission levels for the same app, instead of ...
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How to provide access to Distribution List in SharePoint modern site

There is a distribution list in an organization. In general this is used to send email to large group of staffs. Now I have requirement to provide access to this DL in SharePoint Modern site. I tried ...
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Grant SP group manage permissions, but not be able to grant Full control

I'd like to have a specific SharePoint group with the ability to manage permissions on a site, but only be able to grant edit and read. Can this be done?
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'Copy Link' and 'Share' create unique permission automatically

I've done some investigating and if I use "Share" -> "People with existing access" it does not create unique permissions. However, if the user clicks on "Copy Link", ...
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How to Restrict Default User Permissions for New Public Sites in SharePoint Online?

SharePoint Online admin here. In our organization there are several thousand users and even more SPO sites. We are trying to tackle challenges with site permissions that potentially expose us to risks ...
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How to assign a Group to a specific folder in a Document Library via Manage Access

From SharePoint Online, I have multiple document libraries. Inside a specific one, I have 100's of folders. I want to create a unique Group for a specific folder only inside this specific document ...
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How do I setup content approval for only a sub-folder of a document library?

I'm trying to setup a new drawing approval system at work. As of right now, we create a new Teams channel for each project in the "PROJECTS" team. This create a new subfolder in the "...
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"Everyone except external users" - no results found

Until recently, I was able to grant access to all authenticated users in my tenant through the Everyone except external users role. This morning, I get a No results found message. Anything changed ...
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Item-Level Permission; contribute on the list item and Contribute with override List Behaviors list

I have a SharePoint online custom list, with this Item-Level permissions:- and I defined a new permission level named "Contribute with edit all items", which mimic the built-in Contribute + ...
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Does external sharing (link and/or direct sharing) with M365 users (external) result in user creation in AD as guest user?

Link: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/what-s-new-in-sharing-in-targeted-release Recipients of secure external sharing who also use Microsoft 365 in their organization can sign in using ...
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File sharing via link share or direct access or grant - breaks inheritance

I have a doc library with folders and subfolders. When I share a subfolder using either link sharing or direct or grant then the permission inheritance on the subfolder breaks. Thus now if I add a new ...
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How to obtain permissions, via MS Graph API, for a Communication Sites & its pages?

I have a Communications Site with pages, and I am trying to understand if I can obtain the Sharepoint identities via the MS Graph API. My understanding is that a Communication Site is not represented ...
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SharePoint Online - wrong file upload limit in document collection

I have a document collection in SharePoint online where uploads fail after 250MB. That of course is the limit for list attachments. But it's definitely a document collection. The only thing special ...
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Denying users directory browse/list

Is it possible to have a document library that denies users to browse/list folders and files, but still allows users to read/write files? Users will open the files through links.
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Sharepoint Online: How to share just a page, not the whole site

I have a SharePoint Online site. I have created a few sub pages on this site. I want people in group A to only access page 1 and I want people in group B to only access page 2. When I grant access in ...
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Overriding everyone except external users SharePoint

We have the group "Everyone except External Users" added to dozens of SharePoint Visitors sites across our tenant. There is a small subset of users who are external vendors that have their ...
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How can I setup a user not to have acccess to publish pages but have contribute access - SharePoint Online

I'm working on a project - using the site pages to publish news contents. I want users to be able to create/edit pages but not to be able to publish them. Currently when a user creates a page, it get ...
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Excel App & read-only SPO folder

We have a strange behaviour of excel with files on SharePoint. The situation is as following: User has read-only rights on SharePoint Folder (also read-only) contains Excel file Excel file is set to ...
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Issues saving via VBA suddenly in OneDrive/SharePoint?

I'm using this, and it has been working like a charm: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/33734706/excels-fullname-property-with-onedrive But suddenly I'm getting an issue that I can't save an email ...
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SharePoint Groups Magically Adding Themselves to Site Collection

Please can anyone help? We have a single SharePoint Site Collection in a massive tenant. Under People and Groups, we keep seeing the following groups being added: All Users (Windows), Everyone, ...
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Break role inheritance for a specific folder

I want to remove all rights to a specific folder in SharePoint document library, all but a group. So, I need to first find the folder and break inheritance on it. How to do it? I use the following ...
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Is there a client (JS) API for interacting with PWA permissions? Namely, PWA Groups and Categories

We're starting to play around with Project Server (on-prem) using Project Server permission mode (as opposed to SharePoint permission mode). We need to be able to segregate the .mpp files so that ...
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Hide the Has access Panel from users

How do I hide the has access panel on the right so users cannot see who all has access. I have setup a document library and have setup individual user folders for users. At the top "Users" ...
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Deleted permissions for owners on Sharepoint site

I was trying to delete permission of all users to a specific folder on SharePoint. I accidentally deleted all permissions even for owners (myself and others) and cannot see the documents at all now. ...
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