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dallas_nix
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Set permissions for subfolders

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?

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burkslm
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Re: Set permissions for subfolders

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).

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burkslm
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Re: Set permissions for subfolders

Doing this would allow you to add different permissions to each item.

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dallas_nix
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Re: Set permissions for subfolders

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

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emha
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Re: Set permissions for subfolders

burkslm​, do you have any official link or document with that Microsoft's statement?

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burkslm
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Re: Set permissions for subfolders

Marian Hatala​ can one of these items be marked as correct so we can close this? Please let me know.

Thanks!

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emha
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Re: Set permissions for subfolders

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.

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burkslm
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Re: Set permissions for subfolders

Oh my bad! Sorry about that!

‌ did anyone of these posts help you solve your problem??

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dallas_nix
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Re: Set permissions for subfolders

I ended up writing a powershell script to solve my issue

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