How to know what files or folders of Windows has been shared or given access to and what username

Is there a way to know what files/folders has been given access to from our hard drive?

Also how can we know what username or group it was given to?

We know we can right-click a File/Folder, go to Properties, click on Security and there we can see if its shared and who access it. Since we don't know which File/Folders, is there a more wider way to see this & go one-by-one?

Ok, thanx! here it is...

btan 2015-02-28 at 05:56:17ID: 40637072

Indeed Sysinternal has tool for it too such as AccessChk (e.g. know what kind of accesses specific users or groups have to resources including files, directories, Registry keys, global objects and Windows services):

This tool is great it tells us what files or folders of Windows has been shared or given access to.


If you are using WIndows 2008/2012, you can found all share of your server on this console " Share and Storage Management Console".

Where is located?

On administratives tools

'net share' from a command prompt will show you the shares on the current server.

Net share doesn't display all files/folders and since we have Windows 8, we used Computer Management and found the folder shared.

But neither tells me the users who have been given access to these files/folders.

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