You want to know what are the NTFS permissions a particular user or group has to a directory? Then the free NTFS Permissions Reporter tool is what you need.

Submitted by Chris Wright - Website: Cjwdev

NTFS Permissions Reporter is a new tool from Cjwdev, with a completely free edition available for anyone to download and use without any registration or time limits imposed. It makes auditing and reviewing permissions on your file system quick and easy, as you can simply right click on any directory in Windows Explorer and choose Report Permissions to launch the program and instantly see how permissions are assigned to that directory and all of its sub directories.

What are the NTFS permissions - NTFS Permissions Reporter

What are the NTFS permissions? NTFS Permissions Reporter

The report results can be viewed in either tree format (which mimics the explorer style view of directories that we are all used to) or in a sortable table format. Different levels of permissions are highlighted in different colours to make it easy to see at a glance what level of access a particular user or group has to a directory.

This is taken a step further in the standard edition as filters can be used to limit the results to only permissions where a specific account is used either directly or via group membership, and various other attributes can be filtered on as well. Even the free edition lets you automatically expand groups to show their members in the report though (both direct and nested members), giving you a true view of everyone that has been granted or denied permission to each directory.

What are the NTFS permission-NTFS Permissions Reporter - Settings

NTFS Permissions Reporter - Report settings

Results can be exported to HTML file (and CSV file in the standard edition) for viewing at a later date or for sharing with colleagues.

NTFS Permissions Reporter

1 Comment
  1. Erik 12 years ago

    Great tool! Just what I have been looking for to unravel a NTFS rats nest that I inherited. Going to see if my boss will purchase the standard version so I can do the filters.

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