NTFS Permissions Reporter New Screenshots

July 31, 2011 — 17 Comments

Just a quick post on the NTFS permissions reporting tool that I am currently working on, to show some updated screenshots.

First of all, thanks to everyone that has sent me emails already with suggestions for features or just telling me how much they are looking forward to this tool, it is much appreciated and I really hope it lives up to your expectations when it is released. I will be making a BETA version available in the not too distant future, so if anyone would be happy to give it a try and provide feedback just send me an email or leave a comment on this post.

Anyway, here are some new screenshots:

EDIT: New screenshots here

As you can see the layout has changed quite a bit since the last screenshots I posted, as it now includes a details pane that provides detailed information on the currently selected directory or permissions. There is also now an error log at the bottom of the main window that is hidden by default but will pop up automatically whenever any errors or warnings are encountered (this can be disabled in the options window) as you can see in this screenshot:

EDIT: New screenshots here

Oh and the very keen eyed amongst you may have also noticed the โ€œCompare Reportsโ€ button that has been added to the toolbar at the top of the window. This feature will let you select 2 report results files that you have previously saved and compare them to see where any permissions have changed. Iโ€™m not 100% sure if this feature is going to make it into the first version of the application but hopefully it will.

The next thing I will be working on is the filtering options, which will make it easy to only find directories with permissions that match your specified criteria. For example, directories that have a specified user/group assigned in their permissions, directories that have accounts in their permissions that cannot be resolved to an existing account (e.g just the SID is visible in the permissions editor), and much more. I will post some screenshots of the Filter Settings window soon once this is up and running.


17 responses to NTFS Permissions Reporter New Screenshots


    Looks great, I’d be interested in looking at the beta.


    Would love any tool that can simplify our current process for cleaning up permissions from departing employees (run sysinternals accessenum, export to csv, import to excel and search for account name for ad-hoc permissions, manually remove access)!


      Well this will definitely make that easier ๐Ÿ™‚ All you would need to do is go into the Filter settings and select that user, then it will show you only directories where that user is used in the permissions (and optionally show you locations where groups are used that this user is a member of but that wouldn’t be important for your scenario)



    please let me know when I can test your tool.

    Looks great!



    would love to test this as I have a need for it


      Thanks for the interest Mary, I’ve been working on this again today and hopefully will have an early BETA available in a couple of weeks

    michael.harwig August 26, 2011 at 20:32

    Please hurry :0


    Hey Chris,

    count me in too please.


    This is what I’ve been looking for… When is it available… How can I get involved?


    I would love to test your NTFS permissions reporting tool
    thanks for writing it

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