Access Denied Error on Insert Picture/Link/Upload File in SharePoint 2010

Problem: Users getting an “Access Denied” error message while inserting a picture via SharePoint 2010 Rich text editor. Verified that the user has “Full Access” permissions on the specific list, Still gets access denied on accessing layout pages such as: /_layouts/RteUploadDialog.aspx, /_layouts/RteDialog.aspx.

sharepoint 2010 access denied on inserting picture

Found it happens to other ribbon actions as well: Insert Link or Upload File.

access denied on insert Link or Upload File in SharePoint 2010 Rich text editor


Found that the particular list is with broken permissions! Although not a perfect solution, granting “Read” access at the site level fixed this problem!

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack - SharePoint Expert with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. Love to Share my knowledge and experience with the SharePoint community, through real-time articles!

One thought on “Access Denied Error on Insert Picture/Link/Upload File in SharePoint 2010

  • Hi Sir,
    I tried this approach but still it is the same issue. Could you please let me know what is the other reason. I have also unique permission to the libraries but at site level I have given the user as read access. I also check the page source for rteUploadDialog.aspx page and when I click on each link it is opening the file for js, css etc.

    Please advise what I may be doing wrong.

    Many thanks in advance.


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