Teams files permissions


Got an issue whereby students can delete files placed in a Team. If teacher places files in the Class Materials folder its fine.


However if you create a new channel under a Team, that channel doesnt have a Class Materials folder in the files section so students can delete the file

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best response confirmed by Ayaz Younis (Contributor)
Hi @Ayaz Younis

This is default behavior. See this article

A workaround to this is you could create your own read-only folders in those channels - I use this a lot in the Teams I create for teaching (being an MCT)

Hope that answers your question.

Best, Chris

Thanks Christopher. Hmm, there ought to be a class materials folder in each channel really. I have had to manually create these folders for a Team, and set permissions. 


I think it should be the other way around. All files placed in the Files tab of a Team, should be read only, and if you want students to edit files, you have to create a folder with permissions set.


I cant envisage any cases where teachers put files up, that they want students to edit too? Students even had the Delete option!


You have Assignments, and Forms if you want student feedback.

I agree.

So I have raised a uservoice for your here

Would recommend to vote for it to push it up the agenda

Hope that answers your question

Best, Chris

@Christopher Hoard 


Hi Christopher,


I have voted for your user voice to add Class materials folder to every channel.

I think it's very important in order to use the different channels effectively.

I'm surprized it has only 50 votes.