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20 Sep 2009   #1

Please help-full control permissions..

hey guys i need to give full control permissions to 1 or both of the users on my comp but when i right click properties security etc, i cant click on any permissions to change them

any ideas thanks guys!

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20 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

An easy way that usually works to fix this problem is to use the tutorial below to take ownership. It allows you to easily add/remove "take ownership" items to the explorer right click context menu:

Take Ownership Shortcut
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20 Sep 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yanoosh351 View Post
hey guys i need to give full control permissions to 1 or both of the users on my comp but when i right click properties security etc, i cant click on any permissions to change them

any ideas thanks guys!
Are you the admin?
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20 Sep 2009   #4


Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>takeown /?
TAKEOWN [/S system [/U username [/P [password]]]]
/F filename [/A] [/R [/D prompt]]
This tool allows an administrator to recover access to a file that
was denied by re-assigning file ownership.
Parameter List:
/S system Specifies the remote system to
connect to.
/U [domain\]user Specifies the user context under
which the command should execute.
/P [password] Specifies the password for the
given user context.
Prompts for input if omitted.
/F filename Specifies the filename or directory
name pattern. Wildcard "*" can be used
to specify the pattern. Allows
/A Gives ownership to the administrators
group instead of the current user.
/R Recurse: instructs tool to operate on
files in specified directory and all
/D prompt Default answer used when the current user
does not have the "list folder" permission
on a directory. This occurs while operatin
recursively (/R) on sub-directories. Valid
values "Y" to take ownership or "N" to skip
/? Displays this help message.
NOTE: 1) If /A is not specified, file ownership will be given to the
current logged on user.
2) Mixed patterns using "?" and "*" are not supported.
3) /D is used to suppress the confirmation prompt.
TAKEOWN /F lostfile
TAKEOWN /F \\system\share\lostfile /A
TAKEOWN /F directory /R /D N
TAKEOWN /F directory /R /A
TAKEOWN /F C:\Windows\System32\acme.exe
TAKEOWN /F %windir%\*.txt
TAKEOWN /S system /F MyShare\Acme*.doc
TAKEOWN /S system /U user /F MyShare\foo.dll
TAKEOWN /S system /U domain\user /P password /F share\filename
TAKEOWN /S system /U user /P password /F Doc\Report.doc /A
TAKEOWN /S system /U user /P password /F Myshare\*
TAKEOWN /S system /U user /P password /F Home\Logon /R
TAKEOWN /S system /U user /P password /F Myshare\directory /R /A
That is how Win7 says to takeown.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Sep 2009   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400


The OP doesn't need to take ownership if he is the admin he can go into the cpanel?users>change another account>make admin. If he is admin have him upload a snip so we can look at it, It should look like the enclosed snip

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Sep 2009   #6


yeh guys i am an admin, which is weird it should let me change permissions but duno y it wont, it wont even let me click to change them
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate

Download the following regedit, which will add 'take ownership' to the right click window.

Here is a link to the how to full how to page..

Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Win 7 or Vista :: the How-To Geek
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20 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64

Just enable the real admin account and then add in security tab in properties of a drive grant yourself full control and set yourself as owner, you can do anything you want

I just found out this myself, finally I am in control and I dont get nagged about anything unless the file is in use.

I always was curious on what windows was hiding from me behind those secret folders that I could never get to see inside.
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