How to undo unauthorized access restrictions in SharePoint

Michael Ricco 1 Reputation point
2022-04-19T18:51:15.24+00:00

I am a company executive with global security admin privileges to SharePoint. An insubordinate employee blocked executive access to company data on our SharePoint site by restricting access privileges. There has to be a way as an admin to override that so any and all documents on SharePoint are visible to me again, even though I was blocked. How do I do this? I've already reset the libraries to inherit permissions from their parent but SharePoint is still showing limited access exists.

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  1. Yi Lu_MSFT 17,471 Reputation points
    2022-04-20T07:11:26.04+00:00

    Hi @Michael Ricco
    You could set your account as site collection administrators:

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    For example, I set unique permission for "ly" library and delete all permissions for "luyi" account, but when I add this account to site collection administrators, I could access this library again:

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