SharePoint 2010 – How to hide the View All Site Content Link from the Browser

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SharePoint 2010 – How to hide the View All Site Content Link from the Browser

1 12 Spike Xavier
Added by May 7, 2012

Recently a SharePoint student asked me how to remove the view all site content link in the quick launch bar with with the standard standard Security Settings in Microsoft SharePoint 2010. This is one approach to solving this problem. This is done through the browser however I do create a custom security group to do it.

(Note: This will not work on a Site or Site Collection with the Publishing feature activated, it only works for non-publishing site(s). Even if you deactivate the Publishing Feature, the groups will remain until you remove their permissions entirely.)

 

Observe-link-on-home-page.

Observe-link-on-home-page.png

I am logged in as a Site Collection Administrator and I see the View All Site Content Link at the bottom of the quick launch bar as expected.

 

 

Create-Custom-Permission-Level

Create-Custom-Permission-Level.png

CLICK SITE ACTIONS>SITE PERMISSIONS

 

 

Permission-Levels

Permission-Levels.png

CLICK PERMISSION LEVELS

 

 

Copy-Read-Permission-Level

Copy-Read-Permission-Level.png

CLICK THE READ PERMISSION LEVEL LINK

 

 

Copy-Permission-Level-As-Starting-Point

Copy-Permission-Level-As-Starting-Point.png

SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE AND CLICK THE BUTTON: COPY PERMISSION LEVEL

Since the Read permission level is very close to what I want to achieve, I'll start here and adjust it in a custom permission level.

 

 

Fill-Out-Form-Adjust-Permissions

Fill-Out-Form-Adjust-Permissions.png

FILL OUT THE FORM AND UN-CHECK THE VIEW APPLICATION PAGES PERMISSION, THEN CLICK THE CREATE BUTTON (CREATE BUTTON NOT SHOWN)

 

 

Observe-The-New-Permission-Level

Observe-The-New-Permission-Level.png

Here I can see that I have successfully added my new permission level. Now I need to test it.

 

 

Assign-Custom-Permission-Level-To-User

Assign-Custom-Permission-Level-To-User.png

SITE ACTIONS>SITE PERMISSIONS

 

 

Grant-Permissions

Grant-Permissions.png

CLICK ON GRANT PERMISSIONS

 

 

Add-A-User-Assign-Permissions

Add-A-User-Assign-Permissions.png

ADD STUDENT25 TO THE USERS/GROUPS AND SELECT THE NEWLY CREATED PERMISSION LEVEL TO ASSIGN IT TO THEM, THEN CLICK OK.

 

 

Go-To-Home-Page

Go-To-Home-Page.png

USE THE TRUSTY NAVIGATE UP CONTROL AND GET BACK TO THE HOME PAGE, I WANT TO MAKE SURE I TEST IT ON A NON-APPLICATION PAGE

 

 

Sign-In-As-Student25

Sign-In-As-Student25.png

USE THE DROP DOWN MENU IN THE UPPER RIGHT SIDE AND CHOOSE SIGN IN AS A DIFFERENT USER

 

 

Fill-Out-Log-In-Dialog

Fill-Out-Log-In-Dialog.png

FILL OUT THE SECURITY LOG IN SCREEN WITH STUDENT25'S CREDENTIALS

 

 

Verify-No-All-Site-Content

Verify-No-All-Site-Content.png

VERIFY THAT ALL SITE CONTENT IS NO LONGER VISIBLE IN THE QUICK LAUNCH, THEN CLICK ON SITE ACTIONS AND NOTHING APPEARS.

It's important to test it in order to verify that the change didn't have any unanticipated effects, but this is how I accomplished the objective.

 

Enjoy!

 

 
Spike Xavier
SharePoint Instructor – Interface Technical Training
Phoenix, AZ

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  1. Avatar Juan

    Can you apply this using Contribute level to create a Contribute with no access to all site content?

  2. Avatar Darrel Sutherland

    Worked A Charm!!
    Thanks!

  3. Avatar sharon smith

    I can see Site Actions still!
    So many people are asking for this – why is it so complicated to hide site level information and give users just the menus that you want them to have!

  4. Avatar rashmi

    Hi,
    Has this been resolved yet?
    Can someone please help me – I was unable to hide the ‘All Site Content’ link. Only the ‘Recycle Bin’ was removed.
    ‘SharePoint Server Publishing’ feature of the site has is not activated.

    Thanks in advance for your help, it’s urgent!

    regards,

  5. Avatar Azhar

    Same thing happened with me as well, it removed the recycle bin, not the All site content., please advise.

  6. Avatar Dipak

    It’s not working when publishing feature enabled

  7. Avatar Darrell

    Awesome post, my man. This helped me out a whole bunch

  8. Avatar SG

    Great post, though I had this perfect, then realized, publishing has been enabled. How can I do this on a site where publishing has been enabled. I originally had it hidden, and for some reason, modifying a group brought it about for view. Any help is appreciated!

  9. Avatar Interface Technical Training

    Please check if the publishing feature is activated

  10. Avatar ravnesh

    Hi Spike

    I tried the above steps, recycle bin has been removed but not All site content…appreciate if you can assist on this please.

    thanks

    RK

  11. Avatar Mark

    Hi,

    I followed these instructions but it removed the Recycle Bin link and NOT the All Site Content link?

  12. Avatar Imran

    Excellent Post. Thanks a bunch.

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