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  1. Here is where you select the folder to which you wish to give the user access. Click the Browse button:

  2. The Select Folders window will appear:

  3. If you know the exact name of the path of the folder you can type it in the Search field at the top of the window:

  4. Otherwise, look through the list of available drives until you find the drive you desire. Once it is found, click on the + next to the name. This will expand the drive and show all the sub folders of that drive. If you want to collapse the drive you can click the - next to the name and it will go back to the way it was:


    If you know a sub folder exists but it is not listed, it probably has not been added to Permissions Manager as a managed folder. Learn more about how to request that folder to be added at the top of this page.

  5. Sort through the folders until the desired folder is found. Select the checkbox next to the name of the folder and click the OK button at the bottom of the window. You can also select multiple folders by clicking multiple checkboxes:

  6. The path for the selected folder(s) will be added to the textbox. Click the Add button and the folder(s) will be moved to the operations stepOperations Step:

Step 3: Operations

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This field shows each folder you are trying to give permissions to. The available operations are shown and in this case it is is Grant Access since  since we are trying to gain access to the Project B folderthe Project B folder. The type of permission is also listed which is is Read Write, which allows the user to open, as well as edit, any file in that folder.Note:
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There is an option to give


users Read Only permissions. However, the folder needs to be set up with


both Read Only and Read Write permissions. You can specify the setup type when submitting a request to


protect a folder




or when submitting a new drive request


in the BMI Store.

If a user already has permission to a folder and you would like to revoke their permission, follow the same steps up to this point. Under Available Operations it will instead say Revoke Access.:

If you wish to remove a folder from this list, click the checkbox next to the name of the folder you would like to remove and then click the Remove. button:
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Step 4: Explanation

An explanation as to why you are requesting access to this folder is MANDATORY. Briefly describe the reason in the textbox.:
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Step 5: Expiration (Optional)

Below the Explanation step Step click Advanced to make a small field appear.   If a user needs permissions for a finite length of time, you can enter the date or the number of days after which you want these permissions to be automatically revoked.:

Click on Finish to submit the request.