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Is there a good windows utility that will traverse a path (and all subfolders therein) and list the permissions for each folder?

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Would this do the job? Microsoft's SubInACL. It's command-line, but it is free.

SubInACL is a command-line tool that enables administrators to obtain security information about files, registry keys, and services, and transfer this information from user to user, from local or global group to group, and from domain to domain.

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On WinXP, the command-line cacls command gets the information you want. Given only a filename argument, it displays the permissions.

Use GNU find to locate and run it on every directory. You can get find the Cygwin emulation environment or a win32-port package like GnuWin32 or UnxUtils.

> find <path> -type d -exec cacls {} \;
                 +----- only matches directories; 
                        use `-type f` for only regular files; 
                        omit for everything
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