Are You Sure There's no Unauthorized Access to Sensitive Windows Folders?

  • Are you sure your Windows folders are secure?
  • Do you know who has access to your Windows folders?
  • Are you able to easily analyze NTFS permissions of your Windows folders?

FolderSecurityViewer is the Only Tool That Will Analyze and Report Access Permissions on Windows Folders in Under 60 seconds!

  • No technical knowledge needed.
  • No scripting knowledge needed.
  • Report permissions for any folder on your servers in seconds.
  • Protect yourself and your clients against security leaks.

  • Test all features for 14 days
  • No commitment - complete free
  • We'll send you a secure download link

These 4 Extraordinary Features are Absolutely Unique to this Tool:

Analyze and Report NTFS Permissions in Seconds

See All NTFS Permissions Each User has for Each Folder and Why

Save Reports to a Database

Check Folder Hierarchies to Find Differences

Hi! My name is Carsten Schaefer and I’m here to talk about how you can quickly analyze and report data access using NTFS permissions and Active Directory users and groups on your Windows shares and folders.

I know that huge folder structures exist in many companies. Some of these structures have existed and grown for a long time. Some have deeply nested Active Directory security groups and are used for daily operations. Because of this, changes to permissions may occur on a daily basis.

I know all too well that Windows does not offer an easy way to analyze the effective security owners of a given folder. This analysis will be much harder when trying to oversee the many nested security groups within the Active Directory.

It is essential to think about all of the daily requests that users make regarding permission when generating a report that outlines which users have access to which data.

Building Permission Reports is a time consuming and boring task.

But not doing so and leaving potential security leaks undiscovered will certainly displease your boss.

You should set up a report to:
  • Be informed of security leaks
  • Prepare for security audits
  • Gain insights of who has access to sensitive data
  • Set yourself free of any responsibility in case of security leaks
  • Allow the head of the legal department to have no doubts that his/her data is secure
  • Are the given permissions still valid after department mergers?
  • Are the assigned security groups the correct ones? Do any nested groups lead into unwanted permission assignments?
  • Have any of my coworkers given any permissions that were not authorized by the data owner because said coworker was afraid of getting in trouble with the requester’s manager?
  • Have any of my coworkers provided individual assignments to specific users? Or have any of my coworkers skipped any steps of the process?
  • Will I pass next week’s security audit? I still have to deliver so many permission reports regarding financial data.
  • I have no time to create these time consuming reports, but I have to update our servers.

How do I Create Permission Reports?

Well, I have two solutions for you:
  • You can do it on your own using PowerShell scripts. If you have enough time, love scripting, and believe your users can handle Powershell scripts to generate reports on their own, go for it!
  • Or you can use our NTFS Permission Reporter. Download, install, and run in less than 60 seconds!

Analyze NTFS Permissions using our NTFS permissions reporter: Found Trustees / Effective NTFS Permissions Owner

  • Test all features for 14 days
  • No commitment - complete free
  • We'll send you a secure download link

What Others Say

It is a very easy-to-use tool that already helped me in several projects to find out some security leaks. No need for lenghty installation and configuration. Install and run. Its learning curve is very flat and the insights are very helpful.

M. Zeyer, IT Senior Consultant, DST consulting

We have already worked with FolderSecurityViewer in some IT projects of our customers. The primary goals were migration and consolidation of servers in Windows Server environments. 2 Years ago we needed to analyze many shares and folders at our client's site. We checked out a trial of this tool and found out, that it can help us now and in other customer projects, too. So we introduced this tool at several sites in the past, and it helped a lot to gain security insights in Windows environments.

B. Slegel, Director CODE3

NTFS rights on group shares can get messy over time - especially in enterprise environments with long-term projects and dynamic teams. Whether preparing for an infosec audit, striving for compliance to upcoming GDPR or just cleaning up access rights: FolderSecurityViewer is my one-stop solution.

M. Schommer, Security Expert


Yes, FolderSecurityViewer 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.
You can add those groups to the Exluded 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 reports clean.
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. A saved report can be compared against any previous report and show the differences.
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