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SharePoint WebDav permissions to browse directories

Posted on 2016-11-01
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I have a user who has read only access to  my sharepoint platform. When she opens in Explorer mode, she can't navigate up to the site from a document library. Does anyone know the least amount of permissions she needs to be able to navigate the folder structure of a sharepoint site whilst in Explorer mode?

Many thanks in advance for the help,
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by:Walter Curtis
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Try starting at the top and drilling down with Windows Explorer, not in reverse order as you describe.
 
Just a thought...
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by:telliot79
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thanks SneekCo. We've tried this already, and she can't see anything under the parent folder. I was really hoping there was some documentation out there pertaining to this but it seems somewhat lacking.
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by:Walter Curtis
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How is she granted access? If you are using User Policy at the web app level and enabling read only access using the policy method, that should allow the user to navigate all sites within the web app.

Otherwise, access granted at the site collection level needs to be at least limited access to navigate the structure, and of course at least view only or read access to see content.

Just a note, I did notice the title. Webdav access is controlled by SharePoint permissions.

Hope that helps...
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by:telliot79
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she has read only access from the site collection down  -to all sites, and all sub sites. she can navigate all web sites within the site collection. But when we open the site in file explorer, she can't.
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by:Walter Curtis
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Dumb question, but gotta ask-

Is the same account being used for SharePoint and Windows Explorer. Remember Windows Explorer will start and run in the context of the user that is logged in to the machine, unless you use a "RunAs" command.

Also, if this is SharePoint online, disregard all info above... that is  not really SharePoint
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DavidLozzi gave me what I needed in this blog:

https://davidlozzi.com/tag/browse-directories/
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by:telliot79
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it gave me what I was looking for.
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by:Walter Curtis
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Thanks
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