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Windows 7: Un-take ownership of program data folder so search can work???

24 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
Un-take ownership of program data folder so search can work???

I tried to take ownership of ProgramData - a folder in my C drive - to install VMWare because it gave me a security error. Now I can't use Windows Search from the Start Menu, and I think I got an error somewhere related to ProgramData while I tried to fix it. Indexing is not running, according to the Indexing Options window. So I think I need to "un-take" ownership of the ProgramData folder. Is there a way to "untake" ownership of a folder?

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24 Mar 2012   #2
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower

The initial taking ownership involved changing permissions from the Windows administrator to user admin account. The most likely process would be going back to change ownership back to the system admin taking it away from the user admin in a reverse proceedure.

You will likely to see a full system restart once the change is made to see put into effect. Once you right click on the main folder itself for the properties screen>Security tab and proceed to the Advanced button and open up the owner tab you then simply highlight the system administrator and click apply to make the change back.
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