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Windows 7: Full Access to all files/folder for admin. How?

25 Dec 2009   #1
concoran

Win 7 Home Premium
 
 
Full Access to all files/folder for admin. How?

As an admin on my machine, I need (and want) unfettered access to all files and
folders. I don't want to discuss merits of it. But I can't really spend 2-3 minutes
manually obtaining ownership of each and every file I want to change. Is it possible to
do it from one single settings somewhere?


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25 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

For your protection windows makes it difficult for you to do things that may cause problems. There is a secret built in administrator account, that can do everything easily. It is suggeted that users do not take advantage of this function, but here it is. Use carefully.


Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts




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26 Dec 2009   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

What files and folders are you trying to access?
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26 Dec 2009   #4
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Maybe just adjusting the User Account Control Settings would give you what you want.
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26 Dec 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Easy Kill UAC, then right click the drive and take ownership of the entire drive. It is less secure but unfettered.


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26 Dec 2009   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Easy Kill UAC, then right click the drive and take ownership of the entire drive. It is less secure but unfettered.


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And causes a whole lot of issues! Especially, with the junction points creating infinite loops.
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26 Dec 2009   #7
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Add a shortcut to your context menu to take ownership:

Adding Take Ownership shortcut to Context Menu in Windows 7 / Jeqq
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