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IBN 4,356 Reputation points

166777-error.pngDear all,

Please i need your support on this issue.

Someone reported this issue to us that a user is getting this error when trying to download file on Teams Chat.

The error message is " You need permission to access this item".

I have attached a screenshot to this message.

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  1. Elsie Lu_MSFT 9,781 Reputation points

    Hi @IBN

    There are many scenarios that can prompt one of this message. The most common cause is that permissions for the user or administrator are configured incorrectly or not configured at all.

    You can test whether the user only has access to this item or all items in the entire list.

    If it is the first one, you could check the permission of this item:

    If the items in the entire list cannot be accessed, you can go to List settings>Permission for the list to check the user's permissions. If the permissions are incorrect, reset the permission:
    Customize permissions for a SharePoint list or library

    For more information about permission levels in SharePoint, you could refer to:
    User permissions and permission levels

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  1. 0 Reputation points

    Help I have the same question and cant find where to check my permissions. its a new teams account so why would I not have permission? Please help!!

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  2. Pathak, Brijesh 20 Reputation points

    Following link helped me resolving this issue, I am not sure why Microsoft do not have their own help article for this issue yet as it seems many users would be facing this issue.



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