If you know what these are, can you recommend a good program to view them in, per directory or file? Registry would be nice too, maybe services, but that may be asking a lot. Freeware please, or 30 day trial versions would also work. Using the builtin security tool of windows is extremely slow. Some stipulations. It must show all values that you would see in security tool, such as Propogate to children and Inherit etc. It must show owners. It would be nice to also show conatiner_inherit, inherit_ace_only, etc values. Using on local machine, no network. Viewing compositly or with a handy treeview would do nice. Also exporting as text in an easier to read output than say subinacl does. Of interest if you open security & config analyzer or sec templates snap-in, not all options you see from the security tool are visible, thus the need for something better. Perhaps someone has a script to parse the dumps from secedit/subinacl or similar? Sul.