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Windows 7: Error assigning ownership "Unable to set new owner on.. Access denied"


03 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Error assigning ownership "Unable to set new owner on.. Access denied"

Error assigning ownership "Unable to set new owner on.. Access denied" Hi,

I've a question about assigning ownership.
I'm logged in as user "Steph".
As Steph, I made a new folder "Documents_Steph".
Because she made the folder, she's owner of this folder.

Then I tried as Steph to assign ownership to a different user "User01".
But then I got the message "Unable to set new owner on.. Access denied"?
Though I thought that when you're owner of a file or folder, you can assign ownership to everyone?
What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance!!

Kind regards,

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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03 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Well, you have to run as administrator in order to do that. Make sure the account you're using is an administrator account. Even if it is, run the explorer "as administrator". It will as you for permission, but not for the password - since you're already an administrator. After that it should work. Let us know if it does not.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

You're right!!
So when I'm admin, I can change the ownership from Steph (not admin) to User01 (not admin).

But the strange thing is:
In the book "Windows 7: definitive guide" there 's standing the following:
"If you are an administrator or the current owner of a file, you can assign ownership of a file or a folder to another user or group."

So I thought that I could (logged in as Steph) change the ownership to User01 because Steph is the current owner of the folder?
So the sentence above (in the Oreilly book) isn't correct??

Thanks in advance!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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03 May 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

You must first take ownership to make the changes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

But the user Steph is the current owner...
So she can change all permissions..

So do you mean, I've to give user01 first the right "take ownership"?
And then I can change as Steph the owner of the folder from Steph to User1?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2012   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

you sign in as admin
you take ownership
you then give ownership
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

But isn't it possible, to assign ownership as a different user (owner of a folder) then admin?

Because in the O'reilly book there is standing:
"If you are an administrator or the current owner of a file, you can assign ownership of a file or a folder to another user or group."
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2012   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I no nothing of o'reilly. All I know is what I do when I want to accomplish giving a person ownership.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2012   #9

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Okay, thanks...

But also on other sites, I find the same sentence...
For example on the site:
Learn How to Take or Assign Ownership of Files and Folders
there's standing the same thing, namely:
.... Ownership can be taken or transferred in several ways. The current owner of a file or folder can transfer ownership to another user or group. ...

So I want to find the solution for this... Because probably I'm doing something wrong... But what..?
Maybe UAC? But that I disabled.. so...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2012   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

good enough. I'll point you along:
WIN + F1 key combo | type Take Ownership | ENTER
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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