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Folders Not Visible

Sep 23, 2010 at 7:49 PM

In my document library, I have folders created.

Non-admins are not able to see these folders. I don't think that the Sharepoint Object Library supports this, but it sure would be nice.



Sep 23, 2010 at 8:43 PM

You are correct - the Sharepoint Object Library / web services will allow people to see all items in a list that the user has permission on, even if the user does not have permission on the 'folder' that the list item is assigned to.  This is core to the Sharepoint product.  Some people will work to disable all access to Sharepoint web services and write custom security logic into the custom code they deploy on Sharepoint, but there are so many ways to get access to the data in lists, it's really hard to prevent someone from accessing list data if they have permissions to view the actual list items.

Do you have a question or need some help with something, or are you just musing out loud?