How to view Power Search Permissions (DACL) Reports?


Click on button under Power Search.

The Power Search window will be displayed as shown below:
Step 1: Select Shared Folder(s)/Files
To configure servers or shared folders, click Click here to add servers or shared folders link.

Folders that have identical permissions as the parent folder would show up with "Same as parent" in User Name and/or Security fields in the report. However, if you do not want folders with identical permissions as the parent folder reported, then select Do not display files that have same permissions as the parent folder option. This option will not report folders with identical permissions as the parent folder.

Note: The "Do not display files that have same permissions as the parent folder" option would be enabled by default.

NTFS Security Auditor defaults to scanning all the sub-folders under a given shared folder. If you want to change the folder traversal and folder level options, click Edit… link available against each entry.


Use Set Search Pattern option to exclude sub-folders that match certain pre-defined conditions like Folder name starts with, Folder name ends with. Example Folder name starts with test, Folder name ends with share.



Click Next to proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Select Access Control Entry Type and Permissions:

Select ACE Type and permissions to search in the Access Control List of the selected share(s) / folder(s) /files(s)



Step 3: Configure User/Group Account(s) (Optional):

You may select one of the account selection options below:

  • Specific Account Types: Select user and/or group, for which you wish to run the search.
  • Click Next to proceed to the Next step.
Step 4: Save Search
Enter a name and description for search.

Click Finish to generate the power search report.
After the data collection process is complete, the report would be generated in a report window as shown below: