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Windows 7: permissions

04 Jul 2011   #1
IT PRO

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
permissions

how to take ownership and allow me full acess to the files on my hard drive

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04 Jul 2011   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

You already have access to your files....what are you trying to do exactly?
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04 Jul 2011   #3
thepowersgang

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

(Ignoring the irony of your name)

Right click on the root of the drive, Properties, Security, Advanced, Owner, Edit

Check "Replace owner on subcontainers and object"s then set the owner to you - beware, this will usually take a while to apply.
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04 Jul 2011   #4
IT PRO

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

i tried the right click take ownership i get access denied
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04 Jul 2011   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

What is it you are trying to get access to?
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04 Jul 2011   #6
IT PRO

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

why am i gettting denied access while applying the ownership
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04 Jul 2011   #7
thepowersgang

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

You must be an administrator to do so, if you are not then contact your administrator and ask them for access.
Is there a specific reason you need ownership? All files you care about should be accessible (unless you have done an upgrade, when some may have not had the permissions transferred correctly)
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04 Jul 2011   #8
IT PRO

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I am the admin the only account on the comp
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04 Jul 2011   #9
IT PRO

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

i want full access to all my files
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04 Jul 2011   #10
thepowersgang

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

You should already have full access to your files, any ones that you can't access there is a good reason for it (the only folder I can remember that you can't is System Volume Information, just because it's a little touchy to outside modification.)

The permissions on the windows disk and folder are there for a reason, to stop things getting broken.
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