SharePoint: Modifying Access to Files/Folders

Task: To modify the access to files/folders on a SharePoint site.


  • Only the file owner can modify access to files/folders in a SharePoint site.

  • The provided instructions on modifying access are only applicable to users that have already had files/folders shared with them.



Step 1 - Right-click on the desired file/folder to edit the access level for.

Step 2 - Select Share.

Step 3 - Click a profile picture at the bottom of the page.

Step 4 - Select OwnerCan View/Edit, or Can View from the drop down options to the right of the users.

Manage access form.















Outcome: The individual permissions of each user is updated. 


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Article ID: 4278
Tue 11/30/21 1:51 PM
Wed 6/22/22 12:15 PM
Applicable Institution(s):
Granite State College (GSC)
Keene State College (KSC)
Plymouth State University (PSU)
University of New Hampshire (UNH)
USNH System Office