Hi, Good advice from John, You can take ownership a number of ways, firstly the account you are logged in as, does it have admin privledges?
Probably easiest way is to use cmd prompt and "Takeown" and "Icacls" cmd's.
You need to open a cmd prompt header as administrator (elevated) to do this press the win + r keys together, in the run dialogue box type:- cmd
Next press the ctrl+shift+enter keys on the keyboard, an elevated cmd prompt will open.
At this you type:-
Takeown /F (full path to your folder, say the folder is called "Stuff" and it is located at c:\users\me\desktop\stuff, ("me" would be your users name), so the cmd is (substitute your details for mine in this example).
Takeown /F c:\users\me\desktop\stuff (press enter)
You will see a success message, along these lines:-
Success: the file (or folder): "c:\users\me\desktop\stuff" now owned by user "me" (where "me" would be your user name).
Next at the cmd prompt you type:-
icacls c:\users\me\desktop\stuff /grant me:F (press enter)
NOTE:- you substitute the right path and your user name in these cmd's, if your user name is truncated (ex:- Bill Smith, then you will need to place " " around it in these cmd's ie "Bill Smith").
You should receive a success message, restart computer (restart not shutdown) and you should be good to go.
Edited by jenae, 12 August 2018 - 05:07 PM.