How to Compare ACLs of folders?

This Compare ACLs features allows you want to compare all inherited and explicit permissions on two different shared folders. This option will map and compare only those named sub-folders that are common to the specified shared folders.


Click on button

The Compare ACLs window will be displayed as shown below:
Step 1:Select an option to compare ACLs

Click Next to proceed to the Next step.


Step 2: Select shared folder(s)
    Select a Baseline reference folder and a Folder to compare using browse button.


Click to select Baseline reference folder and a Folder to compare in the compare ACLs.


  • Include sub-folders: This option will map and compare only those named sub-folders that are common to the specified shared folders.
  • Exclude inherited permissions: This option will exclude inherited permissions from the specified shared folders.
  • Use Set sub-folder levels option to set the levels of sub-folder(s) to read ACLs from.


  • Compare upto N level(s) of sub-folder(s) in the shared folders :This option will take specified shared folders of sub-folders which are upto the traversal level and compare ACLs only those named sub-folders that are common to the specified shared folders
  • Compare only Nth level of sub-folder(s) in the shared folders :This option will take specified shared folders of sub-folders which are in the specified folder level only and compare ACLs only those named sub-folders that are common to the specified shared folders.
  • Compare folders after N level(s) of sub-folder(s) in the shared folders :This option will take sub-folders which are after the nth folder level of specified shared folders and compare ACLs only those named sub-folders that are common to the specified shared folders.
  • Compare only leaf nodes in the shared folders :This option will take last child (leaf) nodes of specified shared folders and compare ACLs only those named sub-folders that are common to the specified shared folders.
Click Finish to generate compare ACLs report.