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Windows 7: take ownership problem

24 Sep 2010   #1
trugge

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
take ownership problem

I have downloaded a small file that is supposed to make a few changes to the Windows Registry.
My problem is that a number of folders are locked, since I upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7.
This little "take ownership" registry file looks fine, there is a tutorial attached, etc. but my problem is that the file does not get merged into the Registry. The file gets opened in Notepad. and that is all

I need help how to let the Merge function work and the opening of the file in Notepad to be avoided.

Can anyone help, please?

Kind regard
Torben


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24 Sep 2010   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Are you trying to have a take ownership feature in the context menu?
if so here is a registry file to run

Take Ownership Shortcut
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24 Sep 2010   #3
trugge

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
thanks but?

Yes, I am trying to add this to the right-click menu, but the same thing happens with the file you made a link to, as to the other files of the same nature, that I downloaded. When running the file, all that happens is that it gets opened in Notepad.
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24 Sep 2010   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Have you tried running it as administrator . right click reg file and run as admin...
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24 Sep 2010   #5
trugge

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Sounds like a good idea, but right clicking the file doesn't give me the option "run as administrator". Right clicking the file gives me a dozen options, with MERGE highlighted, and the MERGE is the one that opnes the file in Notepad.
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24 Sep 2010   #6
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

I cant understand why it doesn't open the run window when you double click the reg file ,
i gotta go for the evening now but hopefully we have kick started your thread .
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24 Sep 2010   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Torben, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like your REG file association is incorrect. Double check in Default Programs to make sure that the "Current Default" program for the .reg file extension is set as Registry Editor (C:\Windows\regedit.exe). Afterwards, see if you may be able to merge the downloaded REG file.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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24 Sep 2010   #8
trugge

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks Brink,
I managed to change the file association from Notepad to registry editor
I now have my "take ownership" n the right-click menu.
Absolutely phantastic. I know it should be an f, but I am just so thrilled.

Thanks a lot.

Torben

PS! do you know how to close a thread, now that the problem is solved?
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24 Sep 2010   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Torben. I'm glad that we were able to help.
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