Sharepoint treeview of files and folders and permissions

Kam Khadem Azad 11 Reputation points

We are trying to restructure folders in our SharePoint system and would like to see tree view of our folders and sub folders with a list of groups and users and their permission levels. Is there a tool that can help me map this out? It is very laborious to do this manually.

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  1. JoyZ 18,056 Reputation points

    Hi @Kam Khadem Azad ,

    Folder hierarchy for the list or library is only available in SharePoint online classic experience when we enable metadata navigation and filtering:


    Steps on how to enable the feature:

    1. Click Site Settings> Under Site Actions, click Manage site features> In the Features list, find Metadata Navigation and Filtering, and then click Activate.
    2. Navigate to the list or library for which you want to configure metadata navigation> Click List Settings or Library Settings> Under General Settings, click Metadata navigation settings> Add the Content type and Folders as hierarchy Fields> Click OK.


    Then, we will see the folder structure shown earlier.

    However there is no OOB tool to report the file permissions as tree view, as a workaround, we suggest you use powershell to get Document Library Permissions and Export to CSV.

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  2. Charmaigne Powell 1 Reputation point


    I followed your steps but can't see the folder structure.
    How do I turn this on?

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