Applies to: Exchange Server 2013

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Use the Get-MailboxFolderPermission cmdlet to view the folder-level permissions for a folder or a specific user's permissions for a folder.

For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Syntax.

Get-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity <MailboxFolderIdParameter> [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-User <MailboxFolderUserIdParameter>]

This example returns the current list of user permissions for John's Reports mailbox folder under the Marketing folder.

Get-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity\Marketing\Reports

This example returns the permissions that Ayla has to view John's Marketing Reports folder.

Get-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity\Marketing\Reports -User

You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although all parameters for this cmdlet are listed in this topic, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To see what permissions you need, see the "Mailbox folder permissions" entry in the Recipients Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the mailbox and folder for which you want to view permissions. This parameter takes the following format: <SMTP Address or Alias of the mailbox>:<Folder path>, for example,\Calendar.




This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange 2013.

The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that retrieves data from Active Directory.




The User parameter specifies who's granted permission to view or modify folder contents of the user and folder specified in the Identity parameter. You can use the following values:

  • Alias

  • SMTP address

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t accept input data.

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t return data.