I have an existing Document Library full of folders..Each folder has the same set of subfolders. I need to loop through each folder and set different permissions for each subfolder. Is this even possible? If so, does anyone have any suggestions?
I know this isn't actually an answer to your question, but Microsoft highly recommends not to create a bunch of folders. It lends itself to people creating duplicate files. It also becomes a maintenance nightmare as you are seeing now. The recommendation is instead of creating all those folders - creating different document libraries or create one document library with different content types (that were the folders).
I agree 100%. Unfortunately this structure was created long before my time here and has multiple reliant workflows. It would be very difficult to restructure at this point.
We actually have a list workflow that creates this folder structure with appropriate subfolders. I modified that workflow so it sets permissions correctly for future items. Now the problem is correcting all of the existing items
I cannot find the link at this time. However here are some sites they validate what I am saying:
I hope this helps! If I find it, I'll let you know.
burkslm, thanks for links provided, I have to go through them.
however, I'm not author of the question so I have no rights to mark it answered. I was just curios about your statement that MS doesn't recommend to use folders.