Step 1: Created permissions level by coping Member and taking off "Delete" options.... Called it "Restricted Users"
Step 2: Started creating user groups and set each user group permission as "Restricted Users"
Step 3: Library "Working Files" there are several different folders and under each folder are several different files. Depending on the folder / file, it depends on who can have the access.
Step 3A: So went to each folder and to "Manage Access" and stopped sharing with all except owners
Step 3B: Added back the appropriate groups to each folder and file
A: Went to add people to the individual groups and as soon as a person was added the group automatically went to "Limited Access" / "Restricted users" permissions and the added users could not access the site
B: When I went to the folders to check on permissions, even though the group was set up with "Restricted Users" permissions, when they were added to the folder / file they are coming across with "Contributor" permissions.
What I "Want" to do is have groups so I can manage via that way instead of having to go to each folder / file and manage by person and still have to go in and change them from contributor to restricted user.
Really, any help is greatly appreciated. Right now I have a total of 24 folders under 3 different librarys (total of 72 folders) and 83 files per library for a total of 249 files with 28 different people who will be accessing. Some will have access to all, some to only a couple items, etc.
Was hoping to manage this through groups as people can change and easier to add them to a group vs go to every folder / file they need access to and add them individually.
However, no reason to add groups if I have to change the permissions of the group to "Restricted User" each time it is added to a file / folder (might as well do it by person)