Frequently Asked Questions

About FolderSecurityViewer

Yes, our NTFS permissions analyzer does traverse nested Active Directory groups during analyzing effective NTFS permissions owner.
It will also examine all members of type group and recursively figure out what users or groups exists there.

The current version of our NTFS permissions analyzer can’t do this yet. This feature is planned for an upcoming release.

You can add any combination of the following security settings in the Translate Items section of the configuration and assign each a descriptive name:

  • Access Control Type
  • File System Rights
  • Inheritance

Both licenses allows you to install the software on unlimited computers and to use it by unlimited users anywhere in your company.

You can save any permissions report using Company Edition or Enterprise Edition. Here you can enable the built-in database which is stored locally with FolderSecurityViewer. Or you can configure an external Microsoft SQL Server. Here you can use any SQL Edition starting with version 2008.

You can add those groups to the Excluded Groups section in the configuration. The Active Directory Browser helps you find the groups you’re looking for.
Our tool will skip all excluded groups while analyzing your NTFS permissions. This will keep your NTFS permissions report clean.

Our FolderSecurityViewer allows you to specify a custom scan level before analyzing NTFS permissions.
The default setting is All, but you can configure any level of depth to limit the analysis.

Yes, you can add additional properties of a user object to your NTFS permissions report.
For example, if you want to display the email addresses of Active Directory user accounts in the analysis results, add the property name “mail” and a descriptive column name such as “Email” to the Active Directory Properties configuration.

FolderSecurityViewer requires the .NET Framework 4.7.2 to be installed on your system to analyze ntfs permissions of a local folder or a remote folder via share.
Your computer must also be a member of an Active Directory domain.
Additionally, your user account needs NTFS read permissions on the folders of interest.

About Licensing and Support

No, your license is permanent and will never expire. Minor version upgrades are always free.

Yes, sure! Your download of the Free Edition includes a free 14 day trial period of the paid edition to test all features.

Yes, we will send your invoice along with the license file of your personalized edition.

The license allows you to install the software on unlimited computers and to use it by unlimited users anywhere in your company.

After your purchase we will send you your personalized license file. In Settings menu of FolderSecurityViewer you can easily import this file to unlock all features.

Just write us an email or use the chat button on each site. We’ll then send you a new license file.

Just write us an email or use the chat to get in contact with us!

Because we offer a fully functional trial version of FolderSecurityViewer available at no cost, we do not accept returns for license purchases. If you need more time to evaluate and test the FolderSecurityViewer prior to purchase, please email us or contact us in the chat.