Access denied when clicking on Save list as template in SharePoint 2013/2016/Online

This SharePoint 2013 tutorial explains, how we can resolve the access denied issue which comes when we are trying to save a list as a template in SharePoint 2013/2016/Online. Even if you have full control of the site or in subsite sometimes you will get the access denied issue.

Reason for access denied saving a list as template SharePoint 2013/2016/Online

Whenever you save the list as a template, the template (.stp) files stored in the top-level site’s List Template Gallery in SharePoint. So if you have only read access to the Gallery then you will not be able to save the list as a template even if you have full control in the subsite where you want to save the list as a template.

Solution to access denied save a list as template SharePoint

We need to provide user the Full Control or at least Design role on the List Template Gallery in the top-level site in the SharePoint 2013/2016/Online. Read SharePoint 2016 permission levels.

You can go to the main site and then site settings > Galleries > List template gallery.

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Hope this SharePoint tutorial helps to solve Access denied error when clicking on Save list as a template in SharePoint 2013/2016/Online.

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Bijay Kumar

I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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