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Windows 7: Take Ownership Shortcut

22 May 2012   #220

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
Error Peculiar to taking ownership of Vista folders?

have any run into this: I have a Vista drive lashed to my lab mule Windows 7 Ultimate x64, trying to save some, secure-delete other, files/folders off an older Vista drive so I can redeploy it to a recovering laptop.
It seems that no matter what I pick on the drive to deal with the files, when I hit the "Take Ownership" shortcut, it seems to get caught in a loop, acting upon the files over and over ad infinitum. I have yet to run it "till forever"... I usually cancel it after 15 minutes or so [we're talking about a small 80gb drive and way smaller folders - maybe a few hundred files at most on one operation[].
After doing this, its "broken" it seems. If I try to use "Take Ownership" again before restarting the system, it will just bail out [I get a cmd-prompt window that quickly closes... can't read anything]

any help with this would be really valuable

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16 Jul 2012   #221

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
Thanks A Load!

Thank You Very Much Dear!
This post is an older one but I believe Thanking anyone who has helped you is never Late! so Thank You!
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02 Sep 2012   #222

7 ftw.

I couldn't just read this without saying a late thank you very much. Awesome tweak!!
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19 Sep 2012   #223

Windows 7 32bit
Great tip, But I would like to add....

The tip worked great on photos that I had loaded from my camera. However when I went to the files that were loaded from my iPhone-this didn't work as planned. Prior to "taking ownership", I couldn't even open in Microsoft Picture Manager to fix the issue, but I was finally able to make changes only in Microsoft Picture Manager. Not a major issue for me since now I can MAKE CHANGES!!! Just flipping the pics the right direction was a huge improvement. I just wanted to be sure to let others know if they were trying to fix iPhone pics, this was the only way I could resolve it.
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23 Sep 2012   #224

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks, I've been struggling all weekend with backup access denied etc. and I eventually found this and it's sorted it in 2 minutes flat
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16 Oct 2012   #225

Windows 7

Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks man
finally i deleted the damn folder
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22 Oct 2012   #226

New York

THANK U!!!!!!
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27 Oct 2012   #227

win 8 32 bit

thank you very much it helped and awesome faster
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04 Nov 2012   #228

Windows 7 Pro x64 (Upgrade, Clean Install)

Does this also work in Win8? I used it a lot in Win7!

I ask because it WAS carried over during install, so never got a chance to try it. All of my other-than-Windows programs got removed (by Windows) after a Refresh.
I'll be heading the Windows Eight forums so as to not go OT.
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04 Nov 2012   #229

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello spddemun,

We have a separate tutorial for Windows 8 below, but Yes, it works in Windows 8 as well.

Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8
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