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Windows 7: Ownership for XP

12 Aug 2010   #1

Ownership for XP

Dear helpers ,, i am using windows XP and previously i was using win7 it was not properly supported on my pc , i had forbidden some folders for users other than Administrator, how can i get ownership of those folders on XP , i have tried the "Take_Ownership.reg" and followed the procedure it just ends with a command window flicker and still access denied to the folder ... HELP ME
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12 Aug 2010   #2


The script doesn't work for everything. Sometimes you have to manually take ownership of a file and then edit the permissions to give yourself full control
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17 Aug 2010   #3


how to edit manually ?? please help me ... my alll x-gf's pics will b lost
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17 Aug 2010   #4


[QUOTE=t2khan;903716]how to edit manually ?? please help me ... my alll x-gf's pics will b lost

actually i have very important data init .. i want that back
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17 Aug 2010   #5


from Microsoft KB308421
To take ownership of a folder, follow these steps:
  1. Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
  3. Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
  4. In the Name list, click your user name, or click Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator, or click the Administrators group. If you want to take ownership of the contents of the folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
  5. Click OK, and then click Yes when you receive the following message: You do not have permission to read the contents of directory folder name. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control?
    All permissions will be replaced if you click Yes.

    Note folder name is the name of the folder that you want to take ownership of.
  6. Click OK, and then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want for the folder and its contents.

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