BookmarkSubscribeRSS Feed
Obsidian | Level 7



Is there a way to hide or restrict the folders on SAS EG to other user or groups on file system level?
I'm referring to "Files" folder under Libraries when logged in on EG.

Jade | Level 19

Hiding metadata folders happens automatically: you see folders only, if you are allowed to read metadata. Hiding file system directories is not possible, at least i don't know any os that supports this.


EDIT: A screenshot would help to see, what you mean actually.

SAS Employee

It will depend on what system you are using, in both you would need elevated privileges, example sas viya allows you to do this via SAS security but only person that can do that would be the SAS administrator. On SAS 9.4 environment the only way to get something similar would be to have an system administrator set permission on server(operating system) to hide folders from others.


Please contact your SAS Administrators for more information.

Meteorite | Level 14

Yes it is possible. Your admin is the best person to help on this.

Super User

There is no "Files" under "Libraries". Files and Libraries are both parts of the navigation tree for a given server, on the same hierarchy level.

Libraries can be hidden by making the physical directory non-readable and non-accessible on the OS level, and/or by making them metadata-bound and setting the permissions in metadata.

Folders in Files (file system directories) can not be hidden, only their content. Their names will always show up if a user has read permission for the parent directory.


Available on demand!

Missed SAS Innovate Las Vegas? Watch all the action for free! View the keynotes, general sessions and 22 breakouts on demand.


Register now!

SAS Enterprise Guide vs. SAS Studio

What’s the difference between SAS Enterprise Guide and SAS Studio? How are they similar? Just ask SAS’ Danny Modlin.

Find more tutorials on the SAS Users YouTube channel.

Click image to register for webinarClick image to register for webinar

Classroom Training Available!

Select SAS Training centers are offering in-person courses. View upcoming courses for:

View all other training opportunities.

Discussion stats
  • 5 replies
  • 6 in conversation