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"Permissions for this list" link is missing on the Settings page

Posted on 2010-08-26
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I created a list and expected everyone who has access to the site to be able to access the list but some cannot. According to MS on-line help, I should be able to edit permissions for the list. But when I get to the Settings page, the "Permissions for this list" link is not there. Did I do something to turn this option off? Another list that I created the same day on the same site has the link.  
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by:dp_expert
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What permissions you have on that list? Maybe you don't have the "Manage permissions"?
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by:marie1SA
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I have Full Control on the site. But without the permissions link, I can't see what the specific permissions are for this list.
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If it turns out that I have to re-create the list, is there an easy way to copy the data from the old list to the new list?
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by:dp_expert
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2 things are you a site collection administator? If not, then even if you have full permissions to the site you might not be able to edit the lsit permissions if permission inheritance has been broken. And yes, you can take the permissions from yourself and not be able to restore them.
I suspect you have "Design" permissions to the list - I've recreated the same behaviour.
As for the second question - yes you can. Simply save the list as template and check the "include content" checkbox. This way you will be able to have exact copy. Note - some data (like workflow history) will be lost.
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One more thing - if you do not have SITE COLLECTION admin rights ask someone who has them to assign you "Full control" permission to the list.
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For some reason, the list was getting its permission from a group rather from the site itself. So when I asked an owner of the group to add additional users to that group, they were able to access. I still don't know why the permission link is missing but at least everyone in the group is able to access the list.
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Please try to ask the site collection admin to check the permissions for you. This might clear the issue.
I suspect someone has set the list permissions to give access to members of some group - that's why changing the members of the group gives access to the list.
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