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Windows 7: Taking Ownership of an .exe

15 Sep 2009   #1
Kukag

Windows 7
 
 
Taking Ownership of an .exe

Hey all so I got the Takeownership.reg file off here it and its worked excellent so far but now when i went ot try to take owneship of a .exe the "Take Ownership" isnt there anymore. I clicked a folder and it was there but not when I select a .exe, you tell me what you think! =P

Thanks,
Kukag


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15 Sep 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Kukag,

"Take Ownership" is not available in the context menu for executable type files (EX: EXE, CMD, MSI). Instead "Run as administrator" is there. You will have to manually take ownership of these type of files instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Sep 2009   #3
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Not sure whether it would work or not on .exe files but you could also try using this free app to add "take ownership" for files to the explorer right click context menu:


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17 Sep 2009   #4
Kukag

Windows 7
 
 

Sweet thanks both of you,

Unfortunately Harpua the program didnt allow me to but none the less the program is very cool and I will continue to use it!

Thanks again Brink, worked like a charm!

+rep to the both of you! =P
Kukag
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17 Sep 2009   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Kukag.
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