How do I set unique permissions on folders in SharePoint?

If your workspace has document folders and you want to manage access to specific folders, then you need to set unique permissions on the folders. A prerequisite is however that you login to the workspace with a user account that has administrative permissions, preferably with an account that is a site collection administrator in the workspace. These instructions guide you to set these permissions:

  1. Open the MetaShare workspace.
  2. Open the workspace’s SharePoint site and navigate to the site’s document library where the documents are stored.
  3. Select the document folder that you want to set permissions on and open the folder’s “Details pane”, on the document library’s function bar (click on the Click on the "Details pane" icon icon):
    Select the document folder that you want to set permissions on
  4. On the top of the pane, click on the “Manage access” link:
    Click on the "Manage access" link
  5. On the bottom of the pane, click now on the “Advanced” link:
    Click now on the "Advanced" link
  6. On the ribbon, click now on the “Stop Inheriting Permissions” function:
    Click on the "Stop Inheriting Permissions" function
    You will be asked to confirm that you want to create unique permissions for the folder, click on the “OK” button:
    Confirm that you want to create unique permissions for the folder
  7. For any of the users/groups that have permissions to the folder but you want to remove their permissions, select them and click on the “Remove Users Permissions” function:
    Click on the "Remove Users Permissions" function
    You will be asked to confirm that you want to delete the unique permissions for the folder, click on the “OK” button:
    Confirm that you want to delete the unique permissions for the folder
  8. For any of the users/groups that have permissions to the folder but you want to change their permissions, select them and click on the “Edit User Permissions” function:
    Click on the "Edit User Permissions" function
    You now need to change the permissions for the selected users/groups and the click on the “OK” button:
    Change the permissions for the selected users/groups and the click on the "OK" button
  9. For any new users/groups that you want to grant permissions to the folder click on the “Grant Permissions” function:
    Click on the "Grant Permissions" function
    In the pop-up screen, add the users/groups, in the first field. To get more options, click on the “SHOW OPTIONS” link and then deselect the “Send email invitation” box and then define the permission that the users/groups should be granted, under the “Select a permission level” option. Once you are done, click on the “OK” button:
    Add the users/groups that should get permissions to the folder
  10. You have now set unique permissions on the folder and close this browser tab.