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Upload document or create folder restriction in document library RRS feed

  • Question

  • In SharePoint 2013, the user has contribute permission in document library. Hence "new document or drag files here" link is available for uploading documents and creating Folders. Is there any way to restrict this without hiding the link ?  The client is not willing to use the top ribbon.

    The document library will have different folders with different user permissions. Hence the users are limited to specific folders for uploading documents and create sub folders.

    Currently the user can upload documents in the root level  of the document library because the user has contribute permission in the document library.


    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 11:16 AM

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  • Facing something similar issue

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/67e62836-9c7e-409e-87d1-6a5b2338baff/new-document-doesnt-allow-create-new-documents-if-you-have-read-only-permissions-on-library-level?forum=sharepointadmin

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 12:49 PM
  • Hi ghsajith,

    In SharePoint 2013, if you have “Contribute” permission in the document library and “View Only” permission in the folder, the “new document or drag files here” link in the folder is not available. Besides, the New document and upload document icons in the ribbon are greyed out and you cannot create a new document into this folder because you have no permission. 

    What is the requirement do you want to achieve? Please provide more information about your requirement and the meaning of to “restrict this”. It would be better if you can also provide some screenshots about it.

    Best regards,

    Allen Bai



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    Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:22 AM
  • Folder level it is fine. I agree with that. However the user can upload documents outside folder (In the root of the document library)

    Please find below the screenshots

    Admin Page

    User Page

    User Page after uploading document in the root of the document library

    How can we restrict the users in this case. User should not upload any document outside the folder.

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 7:19 AM