Access Denied with read permission

Török, Nikoletta EXT 1 Reputation point


if I try

  • open the site content in root site with read permission or
  • open PDF file with link (copy link) from root site document library read permission I get an access denied error. In other subsite everything works fine.
    Does anyone have any idea what the problem might be?


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  1. CaseyYang-MSFT 10,306 Reputation points

    Hi @Török, Nikoletta EXT ,

    Whether other users occur this issue? Please check whether your PDF file and the document library have unique permission.

    Open the details pane > Manage access > Advanced, you could check your user permission.
    And you could try to share the PDF file with user.
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  2. Török, Nikoletta EXT 1 Reputation point

    sorry for my late answer, I did not get a notification. This error still present on the root site with read permission, I uploaded new document to the Shared Documents and Share with link and the users get access denied error message. If I open the document library with read permission and open document directly from the library, no error but if I open with link and open the site content then I get the access denied error.