Customize permissions for a SharePoint list or library

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  • In a SPO doc library is it possible for us to grant separate Access control permissions for files and folders located under one folder
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best response confirmed by Juan Carlos González Martín (MVP)


It is indeed possible to give a folder unique permissions. To achieve this you will have to follow these steps:

  • Select the folder
  • Click on the three dots
  • Go to Manage access


  • Click on Advanced


  • Stop inheriting permissions


This will break the inheritance of the permissions from the document library and gives you the possibility to give unique permissions on the folder.