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Windows 7: Take Ownership Shortcut


Take Ownership Shortcut

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

information   Information
To take ownership of files and folders you can use this Tweak and it will give you the option to take ownership when you right click on a file or folder or drive.

Application files, (EX: BAT, CMD, CPL, EXE, and MSC) will still have Run as administrator instead of Take Ownership in the context menu.

When you use take ownership on a folder, it will take ownership of all the files and subfolders inside the folder as well.

warning   Warning
If you added the Open Command Window Here as Administrator context menu item, then adding Take Ownership will remove and replace it.



WARNING, DO NOT TAKE OWNERSHIP of the C: (Windows 7) drive!!



1. Download the zip file below, and save it to your desktop.
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2. Open the downloaded zip file, extract (drag and drop) the .reg files to your desktop, then right click on the extracted .reg file you want to use and click on Merge.
NOTE: If you do not see a Merge option when you right click on the REG file, then you will need to check in Default Programs to set the reg file extension to have it's Current Default program set as Registry Editor (C:\Windows\regedit.exe). Afterwards, try merging the REG file again.

3. Right click on whatever you want to own and and select take ownership, it works and I have used it heaps.
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Tip   Tip
Using Take Ownership will change the "owner" of the item to be your user account, and gives administrators full control of it.

After you have taking ownership of the item, you may sometimes still need to Allow your user account Full Control of the item before you will have full permission to access it, to be able to modify, or delete it. See steps 11 to 22 (Option Three) in the tutorial below for how.

Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums



That's it,

Mr GRiM


For full tutorial see here originally posted by Brink















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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