NTFS Permissions Reporter 1.5 Released

September 23, 2013 — 16 Comments

This update includes a few features that a lot of people have been asking for, such as the ability to compare reports, export to a file format that can be loaded back in to the application at a later date, and full 64 bit support.

The full list of changes included in this update can be found below (note that some of these features are only available in the Standard Edition) and anyone already using the application can get the update (for free) by just going to Help –> Check For Updates.

  • Results can now be exported to NTPR file and loaded back in to the application at a later date
  • Application is now a 64 bit process when run from a 64 bit OS (so it can access more than 4 GB of RAM)
  • Compare Reports feature shows you the differences between permissions in 2 different reports
  • The account or group that has been set as the Owner of each directory is now shown
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Relative Path column not to be exported correctly when exporting to HTML or CSV file
  • The table in HTML exports is now sortable
  • Added an option to hide permissions from the tree view that have been excluded by a filter but are on the same directory as other permissions that do match the filter
  • When adding a quick filter, existing filter items will no longer be removed
  • Minor GUI improvements


If you’re on a 64 bit OS: Although the application is now 64 bit you will find that if you’ve already got the application installed then when you upgrade to the new version it will still be installed to the 32 bit location (“C:\Program Files (x86)”) rather than the 64 bit location (“C:\Program Files”). This is simply because when doing an upgrade installation the installer keeps the same path that the original version was installed to (in case you chose a custom location to install it to). So if you want to keep things where they should be then just manually change the path in the installer wizard to C:\Program Files when performing the upgrade. It won’t actually cause any problems if you leave it in the x86 folder, but ideally that should only be used for 32 bit applications and I just thought I would mention it in case anyone is confused by the fact that it still installs there even though it is no longer an x86 application.

Hope you guys find the new features useful – now I’m going to get back to working on my Active Directory Permissions Reporter app Smile


16 responses to NTFS Permissions Reporter 1.5 Released


    Link for download? 🙂


    Wondered if you had any additional info on advanced filtering. I’ve been trying to get some more involved conditional filtering to work but not having much luck.


    Im trying to use your awesome ntfs tool. When I try to install it on Win Server 2003 (32bit) It keeps giving me the same error over and over again. The same problem when I try on Win Server 2008 (32bit). When I install it on a Win 7 pc it works just fine..
    I keep getting this error:
    ” A file that is required cannot be installed because the cabinet file C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Cjwdev\NTFS permissions Reporter Free Edition 1.5.0\install\disk1.cab has an invalid digital signature. This may indicate that the cabinet file is corrupt. ”

    Ive already tried to change the security settings in internet explorer (google) but that did not work..

    If you have any idea what could be the problem I would be very happy.



    Hi! How about NTFS permissions of FILES? Wish you to make this tool to find files with non-inherited permissions. And files and directories with non-inherited or different OWNERSHIP too.


      I’m afraid there are no plans to make NTFS Permissions Reporter include files in the future, but I will be making a separate (free) tool that will just show you files that are not inheriting permissions so that people can easily locate files that have been moved and not got the correct permissions applied to them from their parent folder.



    is there a way to test your NTFS Permissions Reporter Standard Edition (Version 1.5.5) ?

    Ronald Vijfschaft February 24, 2015 at 15:51

    Hi Chris,

    Trying out the free version. It’s a great tool, but running into an issue with group objects that have two different sids. A sIDHistory sid and a objectSid. Resulting in not expanding the (nested)members. The error generated is “Failed to get account details for domain account … due to the following error: More than one object with a SID of S-1-5-21-…. was found in the domain …”. There are no duplicate sids in the domain, I can export the members from those same groups succesfully using any other method (like dsquery/dsget). Is this solvable, can the tool check on a single attribute (i.e. objectSID).



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