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Folder Permissions?




  • Official comment

    I am terribly behind at updating this post on progress here. Lemme catch ya'll up.

    Folder Permissions were released and made generally available, so no beta is needed to access them. Here's a Help article on Managing Folder permissions.

    They currently do not have "inheritance", meaning setting the folder permission does NOT change the permission of the contents inside it. However, there are a few caveats:

    • the folder's permission does impact if a user can see a file from Home or not, meaning if someone had no permission to a folder, they would not see the file though it could be found via search, assuming they had permission to it
    • if you create a file from within a folder, it will assume the permission of the folder

    The feature for Folder permission with inheritance is being pursued and if you're interested, just let me know and I can get you linked up to that body of work.

    Thanks for your patience and give us a holler if you have any questions. Cheers!

  • Mike

    Hi Stephanie!

    Yes, Folder permissions is most certainly on the roadmap for our Product Team to implement. Currently we are targeting late August, if not sooner. I've shared your input with our Product Team too, and attached your request to the ongoing ticket so you can follow along here:

    In the meantime, give me a holler if you have any questions or need anything else. Keep staying awesome, and have a stellar weekend.

  • Stephanie Barnhart

    Awesome, thanks!

  • Jeff Murfin

    Hi, we are anxiously awaiting this feature to apply permissions to folders within the 'Files' area. Can you please provide an updated ETA on it's deployment? Thanks! Jeff

  • Mike

    Hi Jeff!

    Well snap, I see you just posted a new question of this ilk and realize I didn't get back to you on here all those days ago. My apologies there. I'll update you here, and on your post as well.

    Do to some competing priorities, folder level permissions did get pushed back from an August timeline to a September one. This will also roll out in phases based on account setup, but you should start seeing this option next month. Thanks for your patience and chat with you soon!

  • Jeff Murfin

    Thanks very much, Mike. We are looking forward to having that feature available. We appreciate the update!

  • Permanently deleted user

    I'm also interested in this feature. Would the permissions work the same as they do in projects? I'm confused about the original question above, if we set permissions for a folder as none but the user has editor permissions on a document in that folder, would they not be able to edit/view the file? That would be different than how projects behave now. 

  • Jen

    I am interested in this feature too. Looking forward to the implementation!


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