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Windows 7: Help with 'TAKEOWN' command

16 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Help with 'TAKEOWN' command

I am trying to take administrative ownership of a folder and it's subfiles. I cannot get cmd and the takeown command to find the file path. Here is what I've tried:

TAKEOWN /F C:\ProgramFiles\xxx\xxx\xxx

TAKEOWN /S system U/ xxx P/ xxx /F C:\ProgramFiles\xxx\xxx\xxx

neither is working, I get a some form or another of the 'cannot find specified path or network etc.

Please help!

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16 Oct 2009   #2

Win7x64
 
 

Put the entire path in quotes - the space in "Program Files" has caused more headaches than any other single character, anywhere, ever.

From your example: TAKEOWN /F "C:\Program Files\xxx\xxx\xxx"
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16 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Oki that seemed to solve that problem, but another has arisen. It has given me 'current logged on user doesn't ownership'.

Well duh, that's why I'm trying to take ownership. My user profile is set as administrator. What else can I do?
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16 Oct 2009   #4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tygerrr View Post
Oki that seemed to solve that problem, but another has arisen. It has given me 'current logged on user doesn't ownership'.

Well duh, that's why I'm trying to take ownership. My user profile is set as administrator. What else can I do?
Run the command from an elevated CMD prompt (right-click the CMD shortcut, "run as admin").
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16 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

still getting an 'access is denied' error
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17 Oct 2009   #6

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tygerrr View Post
still getting an 'access is denied' error
That's different to the error you posted previously, isn't it?

Some system directories don't really "exist", in the sense that they're there for compatibility with apps written for previous versions of Windows. Make sure you're only trying to alter permissions on data, not system stuff.
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17 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tygerrr View Post
still getting an 'access is denied' error
If everything you are doing well and still have error "access denied" it may be also caused due to used by system some files or subfolders in object which you want takeownership.Try to do that in safe mode or try alternative tool like SetACL SetACL - Windows permission management or just classic method through GUI http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67...ship-file.html
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17 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I have registry entries you run to add a "Take Ownership" option when you right-click any folder or file. PM me if your interested in them. Cheers.

Kurrupt
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17 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

What are you trying to take ownership of and why? If you cannot or don't have a good answer for why then you should not be doing this!
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17 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Because I am trying to alter a program that I purchased for preferred and optimal performance.
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