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

Problem: Users getting “Access Denied” error message while trying insert 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 site level fixed this problem!

Salaudeen Rajack

Information Technology Professional with Two decades of SharePoint Experience.

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

  • May 24, 2016 at 2:27 AM

    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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