In terms of NTFS and ReFS volumes and drives, of which the latter was first Introduced In Windows Server 2012, you can grant or deny access to files and folders natively within Windows 10, by setting security permissions based on the type of user authorization level. Sometimes you may wish to see the permissions of only folders, or both the subfolders and files. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to add the List Permissions option to the right-click context menu.
Now I'm not going to bore you with In depth details on how permissions are defined, assigned and managed. Why? Well, given you've gained an Interest and you're now actively reading this article, I'd say It's safe to assume that you'd have some type of understanding of how permissions are structured. What I will say (and simply put), Is that there are two types of permissions- Explicit and Inherited. For your reference, please refer to this website.
Whilst It's a rather simple task to view permissions on a given file or folder, by selecting the Security tab In the file/folder properties, the same cannot be said when working with a large volume of files- you'd need to do this Individually which Is not very convenient.
To simplify the process, I will demonstrate how to add the List Permissions option to the right-click of the mouse, thereby allow you to view permissions of multiple files and/or folders with Incredible ease.
To achieve this, I will use a neat little Registry file, that will automatically add the option to the right-click menu. I have provided the download links to the Registry file, at the end of this article. The process Is extremely simple to apply, so without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.
Step One:Once you've downloaded the file, extract It's contents to a folder of your choice, and double-click the Add List Permissions.reg file as shown below. It will prompt whether to add the entries to the Windows Registry, so simply hit Yes.
Step Two:A message will be returned, confirming that the entries have been successfully added to the Registry, so click OK to finalize the process.
Step Three:I've now right-clicked my folder named Windows 10 Tips and as you can see, the List Permissions option has been successfully applied, Inclusive of It's respective settings. We'll test each setting In the next few steps.
Step Four:Firstly, I want to checkout the permissions of only the folder, hence I've accordingly hit List permissions of this folder only (refer to the above step for the setting). Windows PowerShell has Instantly executed, displaying the folder permissions.
Step Five:I've done the same as per the above step, but this time, clicked on List permissions of subfolders and files. Every permission Is neatly listed.
Step Six:Now to save the results to a text file. Go back to Step Three above, and click on List permissions of subfolders and files to a .txt file on the desktop. Obviously, It will save the results to the desktop In the form of a .txt file as shown below. We'll have a look at It's contents, In the next step.
Step Seven:Upon opening the text file, as you can see, It contains a list of permissions based on the type of setting that was selected.
Last Step:In the event you've changed your mind and wish to remove the List Permissions option from the right-click menu, simply double-click the Remove Permissions.reg file and hit Yes.
Final Thoughts:On the grounds that you're familiar with how user permissions are structured, you'll find that this Implementation serves It's purpose very well Indeed. The good thing about applying It, Is that It automatically adds the entries to the Windows Registry, without the need to manually perform any edits.
Use any of the links below to download the aforementioned Registry files.
Direct Link Mega:
Direct Link AnonFiles:
Direct Link Mediafire:
Direct Link 4shared:
Direct Link Sabercathost: