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What does take ownership do?

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#1 VaynardX


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Posted 30 September 2010 - 05:58 AM

As the topic implies, what does it do EXACTLY? I ask this coz I posted a problem on wow forums coz I just recently upgraded my OS and backed up my wow folder, and I couldnt save any settings(I don't know why). Then one member of that forum said to "take ownership" of the folder. So what does it do?

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#2 cryptodan


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Posted 30 September 2010 - 09:14 AM

Take Ownership just means what it says. I means taking ownership your wow folder is owned by someone else so you need to pretty much STEAL it back.

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 12:11 PM

Taking ownership changes the permissions.

More detailed info at http://www.blogsdna.com/2159/how-to-take-o...n-windows-7.htm

Typically, users need to take ownership of files where a hard drive has been moved from one system...to another...and the user is trying to access files which fall under the Docs & Settings folder. Because these files/folders are considered system folders...new file permissions must be occur for user to access such files.


#4 fritzb43


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Posted 15 February 2015 - 08:02 PM

That's odd because I see it all the time and I have moved exactly nothing. Thoughts?

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