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Windows 7: Can you 'reverse' the Take Ownership utility

10 Sep 2014   #1
trinaz

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 
Can you 'reverse' the Take Ownership utility

I know the "Take Ownership" 'app' is available on the forum...works great...

Question is is there a 'restore' ownership to the settings that existed prior to running the above 'Take Ownership' script above ?

Thanks...TiminAz


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10 Sep 2014   #2
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Take Ownership

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trinaz View Post
I know the "Take Ownership" 'app' is available on the forum...works great...

Question is is there a 'restore' ownership to the settings that existed prior to running the above 'Take Ownership' script above ?

Thanks...TiminAz
I've looked for such a utility and tend to use this:

Take OwnershipEx

It's possible to make a backup copy before taking ownership. It might be possible to note the original settings before taking ownership so that they can be restored manually.

For restoring default junctions and permissions there is:

Junction Box

For taking ownership of registry keys and restoring ownership of them there is:

RegOwnit

In order to download either of these you must have send referrer header enabled in your browser.
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11 Sep 2014   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

The best way is to do an image backup before taking ownership, then you restore the image if problem arise or you just want to undo it.
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11 Sep 2014   #4
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Backup HDD/SSD Image

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
The best way is to do an image backup before taking ownership, then you restore the image if problem arise or you just want to undo it.
Agreed.
The simplest and most reliable method.

You could also try using "icacls".

I couldn't make it work despite following the official example.
When I tried to restore permissions using the "icacls" backup file, it didn't do it.
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