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Manage user access from “Get a link” sharing on SharePoint

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As an administrator or owner of a library, list, or survey, you can change permissions to let the right people access the data they need while restricting others.

By default, all sites, lists, and libraries in a site collection inherit permissions settings from the site that is directly above them in the site hierarchy. This means a site inherits permissions from the root site of the site collection, and a subsite inherits permissions from its parent site. Folders, list, and documents inherit permissions from the site that contains them, and so on.

Sometimes permission issues happen. An example is when the administrator broke permissions for a folder and removed the group, but a user still has a read access to the folder via a sharing link.

How to manage user access from “Get a link” sharing on SharePoint

  1. Click Settings > Site permissions.
  1. Select Advanced permissions settings.
  1. You will get to see the site-level security groups. Click Show these items to see different permissions.
  1. It will then display lists or libraries on your site that have unique permissions. Click view exceptions.
  1. Next, you will see different types of permission levels given per group of people or individual. Below is the list of Users who have permission through a sharing link. Click manage links to open the link.
  1. On the dialog box showing the link, click Remove.

Sources:

SharePoint – Manage “Hidden” User Access from “Get a Link” Sharing
How to list unique permissions for files and folders on a SharePoint site
Customize permissions for a SharePoint list or library

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