How to view the permissions for shares and local drives?

The Security Viewer feature allows you to view entire file system permissions. You can use many options to view the permissions of shares. With the option Local Drives you can view the permissions of the local system folders and files. With the option Domain you can view permissions of the shared folder(s)/file(s) in the entire network.


Click on button.

The Security Viewer window will be displayed as shown below:
Step 1: Select folder/file path

Select folder/file path by using a option below.


Expand Configured Servers and follow the steps below.
  • Expand one or more servers to enumerate its shared folder/file path .
  • Select a shared folder/file path.


Expand Local Drives and follow the steps below.
  • Expand and traverse one or more directory to enumerate its subfolders and files.
  • Select a directory or subfolder/file path.


Expand Scan Profiles (Computers) and follow the steps below.
  • Expand one or more servers to enumerate its shared folder/file.
  • Select a shared folder/file path.
  • Click Add new profile link to configure a new Scan Profile for Computers.


Expand Scan Profiles (Shares) and follow the steps below.
  • Expand Shares profile and enumerate its shared folder(s)/file(s) list.
  • Select a shared folder/file path.
  • Click Add new profile link to configure a new Scan Profile for Shares.


Step 2: Select an Account 

Select an account from the Basic or Advanced permissions list. After selecting an account, permissions of that account would be shown in the last column as shown below.




You may also verify the inheritance from the parent object (allowed or blocked) to this current object by using the option "Allow inherited permissions from the parent to propagate this object". If this option is checked then the inheritance from the parent to this current object has been allowed, otherwise if unchecked, it has been blocked.