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#1 tony007

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 01:49 AM

Can anyone tell me how to take ownership of a file or folder I am running windows8.1-grin.gif



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Posted 14 March 2015 - 12:12 PM

To take ownership of a folder, follow these steps:
 
   1. Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
   2. Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the]Security message (if one appears).
   3. Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
   4. In the Name list, click your user name, or click Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator, or click the Administrators group. If you want to take ownership of the contents of the folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
   5. Click OK, and then click Yes when you receive the following message:
      You do not have permission to read the contents of directory folder name. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control?
      All permissions will be replaced if you click Yes.
 
      Note folder name is the name of the folder that you want to take ownership of.
   6. Click OK, and then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want for the folder and its contents.
 
 
 

To take ownership of a file, follow these steps:
 
   1. Right-click the file that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
   2. Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
   3. Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
   4. In the Name list, click Administrator, or click the Administrators group, and then click OK.
 
      The administrator or the administrators group now owns the file. 
 
To change the permissions on the file that you now own, follow these steps:
 
   1. Click Add.
   2. In the Enter the object names to select (examples) list, type the user or group account that you want to have access to the file. For      example, type Administrator.
   3. Click OK.
   4. In the Group or user names list, click the account that you want, and then select the check boxes of the permissions that you want to assign that user.
   5. When you are finished assigning permissions, click OK.
   6. You can now access the file.

Edited by dc3, 14 March 2015 - 12:13 PM.

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 12:57 PM

You can also use the Registry edit "TakeOwnership", which will add the "TakeOwnership" option in the contextual menu when you right-click on a file or folder.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-ownership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/

Simply download the archive, extract it and click on "InstallTakeOwnership.reg". Press "Ok" on the two following prompts and it'll be added. dc3 instructions are also a good way to proceed.

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 02:36 PM

Thanks to both of you I used the registry hack, it worked a treat.

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 02:38 PM

No problem tony, glad that you got what you were looking for :)

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