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  • Hi all,

    We are running Sharepoint on an SBS server, as part of a "companyweb" page.  Within the Shared Docs area, there is a folder named "Finance" with full access permisisons for all users, with a subfolder named "Confidential Finances", which is full access for key staff members only, and no view permissions for all others. 

    There are several subfolders within the Confidential Finances folder.  One of them is called "Alchemy".  When our finance member of staff (who has full access permission) tries to upload a document into "Alchemy", she finds that within 24 hours this file has moved into the "Finance" folder, which everyone has access to.

    Obviously as this is a confidential folder, she is very concerned that files are migrating to public areas seemingly by themselves.  When uploading into other confidential subfolders, this issue is not present.  When I use the admin account to upload a file into the Alchemy folder, it seems to stay where I put it.

    Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this?

    Mike Oke

    MCTS, MCITP (Win 7)

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012 3:19 PM

Answers

  • Update.  I've solved the problem by switching to shared folders for this kind of file structure...

    So not solved, but worked around


    Mike Oke MCTS, MCITP (Windows 7)

    • Marked as answer by Mike Oke Thursday, August 30, 2012 3:25 PM
    Thursday, August 30, 2012 3:25 PM

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  •  When I use the admin account to upload a file into the Alchemy folder, it seems to stay where I put it.


    Update... The files are NOT staying put when I replicate the problem with the admin account.

    MCTS, MCITP (Windows 7)

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012 3:29 PM
  • Check if any workflow is setup to move the documents from one place to another. Also there might be some document archival policy running wich you should check.


    Regards | Rohan | Sharepoint Technologies | http://sharepoint-administration-eu.blogspot.com/

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012 11:50 PM
  • Hi Rohan,

    I've checked the workflows, and there don't appear to be any in force.  How would I check the document archival policy?

    Thanks in advance


    MCTS, MCITP (Windows 7)

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012 7:17 AM
  • Update.  I've solved the problem by switching to shared folders for this kind of file structure...

    So not solved, but worked around


    Mike Oke MCTS, MCITP (Windows 7)

    • Marked as answer by Mike Oke Thursday, August 30, 2012 3:25 PM
    Thursday, August 30, 2012 3:25 PM