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Restricting Uploads in mysite

  Asked By: Grace    Date: Aug 01    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1393

Is there any way to restrict uploading of documents in my site by users? If so please let me know.



21 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Jagdish Joshi     Answered On: Aug 01

I usually go to "Document Library" and then I select Actions: "Modify Settings and Columns"
In "General Settings" tab, I select "Change General Settings".
You will find "Content Approval" item like this:
Content Approval
Require that all items submitted to this list or library be approved by a user with the Manage Lists right.

Answer #2    Answered By: Christop Mcfadden     Answered On: Aug 01

Do you want to limit it to just the owner uploading, or totally no uploading  at all?

Answer #3    Answered By: Victoria Bell     Answered On: Aug 01

No uploading  for all.

They can just use lists,some webparts.

Answer #4    Answered By: Cassidy Sharpe     Answered On: Aug 01

Do you know how to use caml to make the document library hidden, and remove the creation of document libraries by default?

Answer #5    Answered By: Linda Mason     Answered On: Aug 01

Maybe this link can help you. This is using JavaScript.


Answer #6    Answered By: Hans Weiss     Answered On: Aug 01

You cannot explicitly restrict  the rights of the "owner" of a
collaborative My site  (really Personal top level Web in a dedicated site
collection within the Personal managed path). They implicitly have full
Administrator rights, period.

Your best bet is to remove this functionality from the underlying Site

Answer #7    Answered By: Alison West     Answered On: Aug 01

If we change existing site  definition are there any effect for existing
WSS Sites ?

Answer #8    Answered By: Freddy Heath     Answered On: Aug 01

You could set the upload size to 0.

Answer #9    Answered By: Joanna Dixon     Answered On: Aug 01

Of course if you set the upload size to 0, then nobody will be ablew to upload anyhting to anywhere.

Answer #10    Answered By: Damon Garner     Answered On: Aug 01

Any workaround for this ?


Answer #11    Answered By: Sharonda Mcfarland     Answered On: Aug 01

The underlying site  definition is an "interface contract" of sorts (like
binary compatibility in COM components). So, you will only be able to
change a site definition under existing Webs in certain ways (primarily
adds and changes).

That said, altering the UI generated by direct-mode pages provides
tomorrow's .NET 2.0 Master Page-like functionality in today's
SharePoint. Of course, only ghosted pages will benefit from these

Answer #12    Answered By: Cory Brooks     Answered On: Aug 01

You can change permissions for the document library and take away add, edit and delete permissions.

You can also set quotas or lock the site  to prevent adding content. Go to SharePoint Central Administration -> Configure site quotas and locks… -> Manage site collection quotas and locks. Select Adding content prevented to lock the site, OR enter a site quota or select a quota template to keep site from growing beyond a specified size.

Answer #13    Answered By: Ruth George     Answered On: Aug 01

But not able to add items in list. I just want to restrict uploads  to document library.

Answer #14    Answered By: Peter Peterson     Answered On: Aug 01

Would removing the Upload button from the toolbar be sufficient?

Answer #15    Answered By: Kalyan Pujari     Answered On: Aug 01

Let us get some clarification. You refer to adding items to a list
and not uploading  documents. A list does not need to be a document
library, though a document library is a list. You could actually
remove the document library from the site  all together and just have a
site with lists and web parts. Would that solve your problem?

Answer #16    Answered By: Laura Walker     Answered On: Aug 01

How about uploading  from explorer?

Answer #17    Answered By: Gopal Jamakhandi     Answered On: Aug 01

Thanks for our article, seen the article, if we do this, does I think it will affect all sites.i need this upload restriction only for “mysites”

Answer #18    Answered By: Kristina Cox     Answered On: Aug 01

Even if we remove upload button , if they create a new document library
then ??

I don't want user to create a document library, upload into DL,deleting
from DL.

Answer #19    Answered By: Delbert Frederick     Answered On: Aug 01

I think this can be relatively easily accomplished by editing the
SCHEMA.XML file stored here:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server

Remove any reference to the Upload feature.

You may also want to consider removing the New Document capabilities
too. That is in effect an upload.

There will also be a view with the Multiple Documents Upload link, so
look for that too.

However, when you are all done, people will still be able to use Windows
Explorer to copy files from the file system using DAV. Of course, you
could completely remove the document library list template from the

Answer #20    Answered By: Kalyan Pujari     Answered On: Aug 01

Does it affect only "MySites" or all WSS Sites?

Answer #21    Answered By: Allison Stewart     Answered On: Aug 01

Yes, it would only affect "Personal" Webs (the collaborative side of My

My site  is a single SPWeb with only two pages (default.aspx and
public.aspx) defined by the SPSMSITE site definition. All My Site
collaboration is done using the SPSPERS site definition inside the
Personal excluded managed path.

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