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Take Ownership Shortcut

Add "Take Ownership" to Context Menu of Files, Folders, and Drives in Windows
Published by Brink
13 Jan 2009
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Add "Take Ownership" to Context Menu of Files, Folders, and Drives in Windows

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This will show you how to add Take Ownership to the context menu of all files, folders, and drives to be able to quickly grant the Administrators group full access permission and ownership of a file, folder (and all contents), or drive (and all contents) by right clicking on it and clicking on Take Ownership in Windows.

Note   Note
When you right click or press and hold on a file, folder, or drive, and click/tap on Take Ownership, you may be prompted by UAC for permission to do so first.

If you are logged in as an administrator, you would click/tap on Yes to approve.

If you are logged in as a standard user, you would need to enter an administrator's password to approve.


EXAMPLE: Take Ownership in Context Menu

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Here's How:

1. Do step 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 below for what you would like to do.


2. To Add "Take Ownership" to Context Menu

Note   Note
Application files (ex: EXE, CMD, MSI) will still have Run as administrator instead of Take Ownership in the context menu when you use this step.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.

Add_Take_Ownership.reg

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3. To Add "Take Ownership" to Context Menu including EXE Files

Note   Note
This step will also replace Run as administrator with Take Ownership in the context menu of .exe files.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.

Add_Take_Ownership_and_EXE.reg

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4. To Add "Take Ownership" with Pause to Context Menu

Note   Note
This option pauses the command when you use the "Take Ownership" context menu to be able to see the command results. This can be handy to verify setting ownership and permissions was successful or not.

Application files (ex: EXE, CMD, MSI) will still have Run as administrator instead of Take Ownership in the context menu when you use this step.

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A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.


Add_Take_Ownership_with_Pause.reg

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5. To Add "Take Ownership" with Pause to Context Menu including EXE Files

Note   Note
This option pauses the command when you use the "Take Ownership" context menu to be able to see the command results. This can be handy to verify setting ownership and permissions was successful or not.

This step will also replace Run as administrator with Take Ownership in the context menu of .exe files.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.


Add_Take_Ownership_with_Pause_and_EXE.reg

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6. To Remove "Take Ownership" from Context Menu

Note   Note
This is the default setting, and will also restore the default Run as administrator for .exe files.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 7 below.


Remove_Take_Ownership.reg

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7. Save the .reg file to your Desktop.

8. Double click on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

9. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

10. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



That's it,
Shawn





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13 Jan 2009   #1
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Wow, that helps tremendously.

Thanks for the information!


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13 Jan 2009   #2
Solid004

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM x64
 
 

Thanks you, very useful
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13 Jan 2009   #3
renthor

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

AWESOME. Very very handy. Thanks
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13 Jan 2009   #4
wizkid

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64BIT
 
 

thanks great tool, will use this more offten. Cheers
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13 Jan 2009   #5
Solid004

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM x64
 
 

If I take ownership of the Sidebar folder, can i see the gadgets? even if im not logged on Administrator Account? Thanks
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13 Jan 2009   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Solid004,

No need to. For the locations, see: Gadgets - Add or Remove from Desktop

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Jan 2009   #7
Solid004

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM x64
 
 

Thanks you very much Brink
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14 Jan 2009   #8
nizaradil

 
 

Thanks ; keep up the good work
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14 Jan 2009   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Solid004,

No need to. For the locations, see: Gadgets - Add or Remove from Desktop

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solid004 View Post
Thanks you very much Brink
You're welcome Solid.
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