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  Asked By: Alisha    Date: Feb 05    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 7244

I've created a folder in my document library and selected NOT to
inherit permissions from the parent object.

I have found that a user with "Full-control" can't upload a document.
Sharepoint displays an error message saying the user has no
permissions to upload a document (even though the user has full
control). I don't have a problem when i create a new document.

Does anyone know what is causing this?



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Robin Sparks     Answered On: Feb 05

Folders in SharePoint aren't container objects. When you upload  the
file you are uploading to the library  and then it is placed in the
folder automatically, but if the user  doesn't have upload authority for
the library they won't be able to upload. Creating a new document
(saving from word) uses WebDav, which uses a different process.

Answer #2    Answered By: Dusty Houston     Answered On: Feb 05

I did an experiment which appears to contradict Paul's statement that "if
the user  doesn't have upload  authority for the library  they won't be able to
upload [to a folder  within the library]."

created  a new library and a folder in that library. Both inherited
permissions from the site. My "demo" account had "limited access". Then I
did "Edit Permissions" on the folder to break inheritance, and gave the demo
account "contribute" permissions  on the folder. The demo account was able
to upload to the folder even though it still had only "limited access" to
the library.

This was on a MOSS system after Service Pack 1 had been applied. I seem to
remember a case prior to SP1 where users with "contribute" access to a
folder could not upload until I gave them "Read" access to the library;
"limited access" did not include upload.aspx, but "Read" access did. But I
can't reproduce that behavior.

Answer #3    Answered By: Felix Hardy     Answered On: Feb 05

I was assuming a pre-SP1 system since this was the behavior that the
writer reported. I agree that I think this is one of the fixes in SP1.

Answer #4    Answered By: Jaime Sims     Answered On: Feb 05

The problem  lies in that there are no real folders in a document
library, they are more of a storefront without any real power. It's
actually taking permissions  from the parent. The folder  concept is
really just for appearance sake. If you read into it a bit more you'll
see that permissions are assigned at either the document  or the
document library  setting.

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