SharePoint By Yagya Shree

SharePoint 2013: “Access Denied” to Access Requests list

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User is trying to approve access request generated by users to grant them access but he is getting “Access Denied” or ‘Sorry, this site hasn’t been shared with you’ error message which user is getting while accessing Access Requests list i.e.




The steps to fix the problem is same as what has been described in this MS article here which talks about issue in SharePoint Online.

I used above steps for my on premise SharePoint 2013 and it gave at least direction to fix the issue.

Please note that each subsite in a site collection have unique Access Requests list.

Site Admin tends to make each list with unique permission on each list in each subsite.

Hence while you are following Microsoft article to find the list GUID for Access Requests list, Please ensure that you do the same steps for each subsite and not use the same GUID.


Root Site Collection






MS Reference:


Written by Yagyashree

February 17, 2016 at 9:20 pm

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