Permission: View but NOT download


  • Hi, I need training docs to be viewed-only but not downloaded. SharePoint 2013 Enterprise

    Solving for: If user downloads instructions locally, he may use this version and not be aware if newer version is posted. So we want that Training folder with training docs to be single source of truth.

    I have created "Restricted View" permissions that only allows:

    • Site Permissions: View Pages, Open (Allows users to open a Web site, list, or folder in order to access items inside that container.)
    • List Permissions: View Items, View Appl pages

    BUT Users still can download (Save As) and keep own versions locally

    Is there a way to prevent users from downloading docs?

    Thank you and Have a great Friday!

    Friday, March 24, 2017 3:07 PM

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  • you can use management policy




    Mark as answer,If my solution helps you

    Friday, March 24, 2017 6:10 PM
  • Hi Lalith,

    Thank you for you response!

    I have found Information Management policy for SharePoint 2013 but it still unclear how to make a folder content not-downloadable.. document policies


    • Edited by BrBa Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:26 PM
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:26 PM