SharePoint 2013 – Cannot Access Site Permissions and/or Access Requests and Invitations in Site Settings

Use SharePoint Designer might be easier:
• Open up the site collection in SharePoint Designer 2013
• Navigate to the Access Requests list, right-click and select Properties
• Copy the List ID (including the opening and closing braces)
• In the browser address bar, enter https:///_layouts/15/ListEdit.aspx?List={GUID}, and then press Enter. (a sample URL looks like this: https://blabla.sharepoint.com/sites/TS14/_layouts/15/ListEdit.aspx?List={39F808F1-03FB-35C0-BA90-D12345EABCDE}
• On the List Settings page, click Permissions for this list.
• Make sure that the Owners group for the site is included in the list of permissions for the Access Requests list. If the Owners group for the site collection does not exist, click Grant Permissions, enter the name of the Owners group for the site in the Share dialog box, and then click Share.

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Access Requests and Invitations
The Access Request and Invitations feature allows people to request access to content that they do not currently have permission to see. As a site owner, you can configure the feature to send you mail when someone requests access to a site. You can then choose whether to approve or decline their request. If you approve the request, you can also specify the specific level of permission you’d like to assign to a user.  As a user, you can return to a site prior to the access approval (or denial) to check the status of your request.

Issue:
The “Access Request” feature was turned on when the site collection, or site, was setup. There was a SharePoint group with Full Control permissions at this time. That group was deleted. A new group was created, but this…

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