NTFS Permissions Report Tool

Quickly analyze NTFS permissions and create audit reports

  • Audit NTFS permissions
  • See who has access to what
  • Export folder permissions

Easily Create NTFS Permission Reports

An NTFS Permissions Report will show you who has access to Windows file shares, the permission type, and whether it is a user, group, or local account.

With the NTFS Permissions tool, you enter or browse a folder and click run. The tool will report the folder path, account, owner, rights, type, and inherited permissions.

The report can be filtered, sorted, and exported to a CSV, Excel, or PDF file.

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Find Insecure NTFS Folder Permissions

NTFS permissions can easily get out of control and unwanted access to secure files can be granted.

With the NTFS permissions tool, you can easily search and filter for specific users or rights. For example, I’ll search to find which folders the everyone group has access to.

In the screenshot, you can see everyone has full control to several folders. This is a concern and needs to be reviewed.

Export Folder and Subfolder Permissions

To export an NTFS permissions report click on the export button and choose from CSV, XLSX, or PDF file format.

Exporting folder permissions is great for backups, planning a migration, and further analyzing permissions.

“Very easy to use. I use the NTFS reports for our users. This makes it easy to create a compliance report. I can also quickly review folder permissions on our servers. ”

Cory Tran – Network Manager

Key Features

Quickly Analyze NTFS Folder Permissions

With the NTFS permissions Reporter, you can quickly create folder permissions reports on
All Active Directory and local user accounts. See who has access to what.

AD Folder Permissions

See what Active Directory groups and users have permission to what. You can use the filter to remove local permissions and just display permissions from Active Directory.

Subfolder Permissions Report

Use the folder depth option to specify how many folders deep you want to scan. The results are displayed in a tree format making it easy to view only the folder you want in the report.

Export NTFS Permissions

Export the report to CSV for further analysis, backups, reporting, compliance, and so on. Managers and auditors often need a report showing who has access to what folders.

Report Filters

Sort and filter the NTFS permissions report to find the exact data you need.

Easy to Use, No Scripting

This easy-to-use GUI tool required no coding or scripts. This saves you lots of time by not having to update or change complicated scripts.

Tree and Table View

The NTFS Permissions report can be displayed in a tree or table view.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a different question and can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Reach out to our
support team by sending us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Can the tool scan shared folders?

Yes, the NTFS permissions reporter can scan local and Windows shares. In the folder path, you can enter the folder path or click the browse button.

Will the tool scan all subfolders?

Yes, you can control how many subfolder deep the tool will scan. If you want to scan all subfolder permissions enter 0 in the folder depth field.

How do Active Directory Permissions work?

Permissions are typically assigned by modifying the ACL (access control list) on a network resource. For example, if a user needs access to the HR department file share an administrator would open the file share ACL settings and add the user or group to grant them access. Applications that use Active Directory for permission settings work very similarly, inside the application there would be a security settings page to add user permissions.

It is challenging to audit Active Directory permissions as you would need to scan your entire network, applications, and computer systems to create an accurate report. If you utilize Active Directory groups you can get better control and reporting over Active Directory permissions. The AD Pro Toolkit lets you quickly create reports on users group membership to analyze user permissions.

How do I create an Active Directory permissions report?

Click on NTFS Permissions Report, select or enter the file path and click run. This will generate a report of who has access to a file share and all subfolders. See the related tools section to generate reports on other Active Directory objects. For example, to see who has administrator permissions on all computers run the local admins report tool.

How can I check if a specific Active Directory user has permission to a folder?

When the scan is complete you can use the search or filter option to filter the results.

For example, you can see below I filtered the report to the finance group.

How can I see what folders have denied permissions?

Filter the Type column by Deny.

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