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#1 tkmops

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:15 PM

I've been told by my Trend Micro Antivirus tech to 'take ownership' of my 'C' drive, but it's been over a week, and I can't get a response to my question. When I right click my 'C' drive, go to 'properties', then 'security', then 'Advanced', then 'owner', then 'Edit', there's two options in the 'Change owner to' box.. Tod(Tod-PC\Tod) and Administrators(Tod-PC\Administrators). What is the difference between between these two? I normally sign on with my standard user account 'Tod'(not an administrator account). Which account should I click in the 'Change owner to' box? Thanks!

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 01:11 AM

"Tod" is the current Administrator that is logged in.  If "Tod" owns the C: drive then Tod is the only owner.  "Administrators" means ALL Administrator accounts, even future ones, will have ownership privileges.

 

I doubt it's going to be as simple as that, as there are going to be inherited permissions and special permissions and it's a big hairy mess.  I'm also wondering about your official Trend Micro Antivirus Tech.  That sounds very impressive.  Are you paying this lofty person to give you this grand, and yet quite limited advice?  I wonder who the owner is now, why it needs to change and what changing it is going to do for you.



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Posted 26 May 2017 - 04:45 AM

My experience with permissions...

 

I deem it better to assign full permissions to the Administrator group, rather than assign them to Louis.  Actually...since I am the sole user of my systems, I give full permissions to "Everyone" so that whenever I login, there is no doubt.

 

You say that you employ a non-Administrator account (recommended by many)...if this account does not have full Administrator privileges, it will not be able to perform Administrator functions (such as taking ownership).

 

I believe that Windows automatically creates the person's name as the recipient of full permissions when Windows is initially set up.

 

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 03:53 PM

My experience with permissions...

 

I deem it better to assign full permissions to the Administrator group, rather than assign them to Louis.  Actually...since I am the sole user of my systems, I give full permissions to "Everyone" so that whenever I login, there is no doubt.

 

You say that you employ a non-Administrator account (recommended by many)...if this account does not have full Administrator privileges, it will not be able to perform Administrator functions (such as taking ownership).

 

I believe that Windows automatically creates the person's name as the recipient of full permissions when Windows is initially set up.

 

Louis

 

FWIW I agree with all of this.






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