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Windows 7: Take Ownership only for files+folders of user "karl"?

01 Jun 2017   #1

win7pro 64bit
Take Ownership only for files+folders of user "karl"?

Assume I have a huge directory tree with lots of files and folders.
Some of them belong to (simplified) user "karl" (or unknown user "S-1-5-21-107808153") others not.

When I execute now a command like

takeown /f * /a /r /d y

then ALL files+folders get the "Administrators" account as owner.
I don't want this.

I just want to change ownership ONLY for files+folders with owner "karl" (or unknown
user "S-1-5-21-107808153").

How can I achieve this?

All the existing permissions should be kept.

Maybe there is another command which allows an operation "replace user 'karl' with user 'Adminstrators'"?


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01 Jun 2017   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Peter, :)

If you like, you can use the "Take Ownership" context menu added from the tutorial below to make doing this easy. It will change the owner and give full permission to the current administrator account instead of the "Administrators" group.

Take Ownership Shortcut - Windows 7 Help Forums
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 Take Ownership only for files+folders of user "karl"?

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