How to Check NTFS Permissions

  1. Using File Explorer:
  • Open File Explorer and navigate to the folder or file for which you want to check the permissions.
  • Right-click on the folder or file and select Properties.
  • In the Properties window, select the Security tab.
  • Here, you can see the permissions that have been assigned to different users and groups.
  1. Using Command Prompt:
  • Open Command Prompt with administrator privileges.
  • Type “icacls [folder or file path]” and press Enter.
  • This will display the permissions that have been assigned to different users and groups.
  • You can also use the command “cacls [folder or file path]” to display the permissions, but this command is deprecated and replaced by “icacls”

It’s worth noting that to check and manage NTFS permissions you need to have the appropriate permissions on the parent folder or on the file.