PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Find If Folder Inherits from Parent

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Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to determine if an NTFS folder inherits from its parent folder.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to determine if an NTFS folder inherits from its parent folder?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-NTFSAccessInheritance cmdlet provided by the NTFSSecurity module, for example:

Get-NTFSAccessInheritance -Path C:\Windows

Or if you want to query multiple folders:

dir -Recurse | Get-NTFSAccessInheritance | Where-Object { -not $_.InheritanceEnabled }