Getting folder owners’ details from remote computers

In this short article, we would try to get information about owners of folders on remote computers and the permissions that they have on them.

The below script would travel one level down of C: drive and then recursively gather information about all files and subfolders within.

$path = gci “C:\*” -Recurse
GET-ACL “$path”| select path, Owner -expand access| 
select @{n=”Path”;e={$_.Path.replace(“Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\FileSystem::”,””)}}, Owner, IdentityReference, FileSystemRights, AccessControlType, IsInherited|
Export-Csv "C:\folder_owner_output.csv" -NoTypeInformation

This post has been majorly inspired by this blog post Find file / folder owner information using PowerShell or command prompt 

I recently go hold of another script that can be really useful if we are just interested in getting folder names and their owners. Also we can get owner details of folders at a particular level in a folder hierarchy. In my case I want folder owner details at second level down the root folder only using UNC path. Including “$_.PSIsContainer -eq $True” restricts the searchbase to folders only and excludes the files.

$arr = @()
gci "\\server01\*\*" | ? {$_.PSIsContainer -eq $True} | % {
$obj = New-Object PSObject
$obj | Add-Member NoteProperty Name $_.Name
$obj | Add-Member NoteProperty Owner ((Get-ACL $_.FullName).Owner)
$arr += $obj
$arr | Export-CSV -notypeinformation "C:\folder_owner_output.csv"